Resources and Tips for Tax Deadline

It’s Not Too Late to File Your Income Taxes!

The IRS deadline, opens a new window this year is July 15, as is the California deadline, opens a new window. If you need even more time, you can apply for an IRS extension here, opens a new window. Note this caveat from the IRS, “Penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of July 16, 2020, opens a new window".

California’s Franchise Tax Board extension beyond July 15 is automatic and is October 15, 2020, although “ … tax money owed must be paid or postmarked by Wednesday, July 15, opens a new window.”

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), IRS, and United Way Bay Area provide helpful resources for preparing your taxes.


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Internal Revenue Service

The IRS offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified persons through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, opens a new window. Find a VITA provider office location near you, opens a new window (Enter your ZIP code and click “Find.”) or call (800) 829-1040.

San Mateo Network of Care

Provides sources for tax help, opens a new window for older adults and people with disabilities.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) offers online tax assistance via AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, opens a new window, or call toll-free 888-OUR-AARP. For in-person assistance, check the AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator, opens a new window.

Remember the deadline date (and extensions), July 15, 2020. With help from these organizations, you’ll complete your tax returns and vanquish a worry!