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Tax Help at the Library

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free income tax preparation for individuals and families earning $60,000 a year or less at the following San Antonio Public Library locations:

 (Jan. 20 to Apr. 15, 2015)


Ed Cody Library

11441 Vance Jackson Rd.

TU, W, TH: 12 pm - 4 pm

F: 10 am - 4 pm

SAT: 10 am - 2 pm

*Express Service Available


Thousand Oaks Library

4618 Thousand Oaks Dr.

M: 12 pm - 4 pm

TU: 10 am - 4 pm

F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 3 pm

*Express Service Available


Westfall Library

6111 Rosedale Court

M, W: 1 pm - 6 pm

F, SAT: 10 am - 2 pm

SUN: 1 pm - 5 pm


Bazan Library

2200 W. Commerce

M, W: 12 pm - 4 pm

TU: 1:30 pm - 4 pm

F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 4 pm


Forest Hills Library

5245 Ingram Rd.

M, W: 12 pm - 4 pm

F, SAT: 10 am - 4 pm


Henry A. Guerra Library

7978 W. Military Dr.

M, F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 4 pm


Mission Library

3134 Roosevelt Ave.

M, F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 4 pm

TH: 12 pm - 6 pm


* Express Service – Expedited tax preparation with only one W-2 to process.


IRS requires the following documents:

• Valid photo I.D.

• Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for all members in your family

• All W-2 Forms

• If filing jointly, your spouse must be present

• Copy of prior year tax return (if applicable)

• 1099 Forms (if applicable)


Please visit for more information.

Ask the IRS

Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Telephone Assistance for people with hearing impairments:
Toll-Free 1-800-829-4059 (TDD)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

IRS Website Help Desk:
Toll-Free (800) 876-1715
For questions about the IRS website only, they will not answer tax preparation questions at this number.

    Tax Forms at the Library

    We will have the following forms available at most libraries. Please call your branch to check if a form is available before you go.

    • 1040 form
    • 1040A form 
    • 1040EZ form

    Due to budget cuts, the IRS will not be sending libraries instruction booklets or any other materials this year. 


    Instruction booklets and other forms are available:

    • online at - printing fees will apply
    • by mail at or 1-800-829-3676
    • photocopied from the IRS's  notebook of reproducible forms. It usually arrives late January or early February at most of our locations. Library copier fees will apply.   



    Tax Help in the Community


    Find a VITA site near you by calling the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1 or Click here for the VITA 2015 Brochure featuring Qualifications, Site Locations, Hours of Operation & Sponsors.

    VITA San Antonio has two year round tax offices open to complete prior year and amended returns by appointment only. Please call the United Way Help Line (2-1-1) for more details.


    To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in your community during the tax season, call our toll-free number at 888-AARP-NOW (888-227-7669) or visit


    How to Schedule an Appointment at IRS TaxPayer Assistance Center (TAC) in Texas

    Before scheduling an appointment, please check as many of the services offered at Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are available on the website. It's available 24/7 and is continually updated with latest information, useful tools and other services to solve your tax issue.

    If you require face to face service, you will need to select the TAC office you wish to visit from the choices below.  Do not include your social security number, taxpayer identification number, or any account information in your communications. When you contact us, clearly indicate:

    • The specific office you want to visit
    • Your name and phone number, including area code
    • Dates and times you would be available for the appointment.
    • The type of appointment you need (please note, we no longer offer return preparation services)
    • Whether you need the IRS to provide a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations

    The following TACs in Texas offer appointments:
    Austin (
    San Antonio (

    You can also schedule an appointment over the phone by calling the TAC and leaving a message with the same information above. Telephone numbers are on the preceding page.

    Source: IRS website: TX locations



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    Call Number: 343.73052 ERNST 2015
    Publication Date: 2014-11-10
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    Call Number: 336.24 J.K. 2015
    Publication Date: 2014-10-27
    A guide to income tax returns provides information on the most recent tax legislation, tax-filing tips, advice on how to reduce tax liabilities, helpful financial advice, and sample tax forms, worksheets, and charts.

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    Call Number: 343.73052 FISHMAN
    Publication Date: 2014-11-15
    Contains examples, information on the new health care law and updated forms to file 2014 returns.

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    Call Number: 336.2421 SCHNEPPER 2015
    Publication Date: 2014-11-28


    Affordable Care Act

    Get quick forms and guides for health care taxes (provided by Health Insurance Marketplace)

    Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions Questions and Answers - The IRS has prepared questions and answers and will update this page as additional information or new guidance becomes available.

    How health coverage affects your 2014 federal income tax return - Heath Insurance Marketplace provides a comprehensive resource.


    What to do if your tax records were affected by identity theft?

    If you receive a notice from the IRS, respond immediately. If you believe someone may have used your SSN fraudulently, please notify the IRS by responding to the name and number printed on the notice or letter.

    You will need to fill out the Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit. Please write legibly and follow the directions on the back of the form that relate to your specific circumstances.

    For victims of identity theft who have previously been in contact with the IRS and have not achieved a resolution, please contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free, at 1-800-908-4490.

    Source: Publication 4535 (EN/SP) (Rev. 10-2012) Catalog Number 48656M Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

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    San Antonio IRS Office

    8626 Tesoro Drive 
    San Antonio, TX 78217

    (210) 841-2090


    8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Services Provided By Appointment :

    Account inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account)

    Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments)

    Alien clearances (Sailing Permits)

    Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO)

    Basic tax law assistance January 2 - April 15 (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return) (Topics)

    Check, money order, or cash payment acceptance (Exact Change is Required)

    Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax)

    Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and Form W-7 (More Information)

    Multilingual assistance (over 150 languages translated)

    Payment arrangements

    Procedural inquiries

    Solutions to tax issues

    Tax forms (based on availability)

    Source: IRS website: TX locations


      How to get Tax Forms

      The Internal Revenue Service made drastic cuts in providing

      paper tax forms to SAPL. These service reductions were caused

      by Federal tax cuts.

      Here are some options:

      1) If you wish to order forms or instruction booklets, please call the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-3676.

      2) If you wish to order tax forms to be mailed to your home, please visit

      3) You may visit a VITA site where you will receive assistance in filing your taxes electronically.  Visit VITA at to find a VITA site near you.

      4) You may sign up for an Internet computer and visit to download and print tax forms.



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