Tax Assistance Program

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The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at selected libraries during the 2015 tax season.

Trained volunteers are available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 3rd, 2015 and ending April 15th, 2015.

Seniors, ages 60 and up, will be given preference at walk-in sites.

Be sure to bring copies of your federal and state tax returns for last year and all materials relating to your 2014 income.  Come with your spouse if filing jointly.  

Locations & Times

Oakland Main Library
125 14th Street (in the Bradley Walters Community Room), 238-3134

  • Mondays, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Wednesdays, 12 to 4 pm
  • Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm

No advance appointments; arrive early to sign up for a time slot

César E. Chávez Branch
3301 East 12th St,, Suite 271, 535-5620

  • Thursdays, 10 am to 3:30 pm
  • Fridays, 12 to 3:30 pm

Call for an appointment.  Some walk-ins may be accepted; call for information.

Dimond Branch
3565 Fruitvale Avenue, 482-7844

  • Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Call for an appointment.

Eastmont Branch
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211, 615-5726

  • Fridays, 12 to 4 pm

No advance appointments; arrive early to sign up for a time slot.  

Golden Gate Branch
5606 San Pablo Avenue, 597-5023

  • Wednesdays, 10 am to 3:30 pm

Call for an appointment.

Upcoming Tax Assistance Opportunities

Date Time Event Name
Wednesday, April 1st 10:00am - 3:30pm Tax Help at Golden Gate Branch
Wednesday, April 1st 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tax Help at Main Library
Thursday, April 2nd 10:00am - 3:30pm Tax Help at César E. Chávez Branch
Thursday, April 2nd 10:30am - 2:30pm Tax Help at Dimond Branch
Friday, April 3rd 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tax Help at Eastmont Branch
Friday, April 3rd 12:00pm - 3:30pm Tax Help at César E. Chávez Branch
Saturday, April 4th 10:00am - 3:00pm Tax Help at Main Library
Monday, April 6th 10:00am - 3:00pm Tax Help at Main Library
Tuesday, April 7th 12:30pm - 4:30pm Tax Help at Dimond Branch
Wednesday, April 8th 10:00am - 3:30pm Tax Help at Golden Gate Branch
Wednesday, April 8th 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tax Help at Main Library
Thursday, April 9th 10:00am - 3:30pm Tax Help at César E. Chávez Branch
Thursday, April 9th 10:30am - 2:30pm Tax Help at Dimond Branch
Friday, April 10th 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tax Help at Eastmont Branch
Friday, April 10th 12:00pm - 3:30pm Tax Help at César E. Chávez Branch
Saturday, April 11th 10:00am - 3:00pm Tax Help at Main Library
Monday, April 13th 10:00am - 3:00pm Tax Help at Main Library
Tuesday, April 14th 12:30pm - 4:30pm Tax Help at Dimond Branch
Wednesday, April 15th 10:00am - 3:30pm Tax Help at Golden Gate Branch
Wednesday, April 15th 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tax Help at Main Library