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Tax Help


Income Tax Assistance and E-Filing
with AARP

Due to COVID-19, AARP tax assistance for 2021 is limited and subject to change.


Thursdays & Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
at the Redding Library, by appointment only.

Extended through Thur., April 29, 2021.

AARP volunteers will assist seniors, disabled, and low and middle-income folks in preparing their Federal and California State income tax returns for no charge.

Call (530) 500-2206 to make an appointment.

Leave your name and number, and AARP will call back to schedule the appointment. At your appointment time, drop off your documents for your tax return. AARP will prepare and file your return, and then contact you when your documents are ready to be picked up.

AARP is not doing any in-person tax help. All tax help will be contactless.

To see alternate locations and times click here.

All returns will be E-filed

Please bring:

  • W-2s
  • 1099s
  • Picture IDs
  • Last year's return
  • Social Security cards (required for each person on the return)
  • and any other pertinent documents.

All library programs are free and open to the public.
Tax advice is provided by AARP. The Redding Library and the City of Redding
are not responsible for advice given by tax consultants.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program


The United Way of Northern California's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides FREE income tax assistance to individuals and families with a household income of less than $66,000 a year. A safe and easy way to file your taxes.

Appointments available. Call 530-241-7521 ext.101, to set up a free appointment.

Download the flyer.

Get ready for tax season at

The IRS is able to provide us only a limited number of hard copy instructions for forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. Please consider digital copies.

Copies of the instructions and forms can be downloaded at the following links.

Tax Forms

California State Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms (IRS)

Offices and Phone Numbers

California Franchise Tax Board   

800-338-0505 (automated)
800-852-5711 or 916-845-6500 (outside U.S.)
TTY/TDD 800-822-8268

I.R.S. (Redding Office):

850 Industrial St.,
Redding, CA 96002