Tax Forms & Help

Do you qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit or Young Child Tax Credit?

If you have low income and work, you may qualify for CalEITC. This credit gives you a refund or reduces your tax owed. If you qualify for CalEITC and have a child under the age of 6, you may also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit. Find out more here: CalEITC and YCTC.


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      Free limited quantities of state booklets (540 Resident, 540 2EZ English, 540 2EZ Spanish, 540 NR Nonresident) and IRS forms and instructions Form 1040, Schedules 1 - 3, and Form 1040-SR (for Seniors). All other IRS products are unavailable. Tax products will be made available as they arrive from the IRS.

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    • IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center



    • Federal (IRS)
      1-800-829-1040 (live assistance)
      1-800-829-3676 (order forms)
      Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm PST
    • State (CA Franchise Tax Board)
      1-800-338-0505 (forms and prerecorded answers)
      Mon-Fri: 7am – 5pm PST (except state holidays)



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