Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tax Time

According to the British poet and playwright Edward Young, "Procrastination is the thief of time." This statement may ring true for millions of Americans every year in April when they must carve out a huge chunk of time to either set up an appointment with an accountant or independently decipher reams of pages to embark on a mad rush to complete their federal and tax forms.

Our neighbors at the Government Information Center on the 5th floor have compiled a list of resources that can aid you in this annual chore. From this link you can find federal and state tax information and forms for all 50 states, volunteer income tax assistance, where to get free tax booklets, and more.

Don't forget that you can also use our California Legal Forms database if you just happened to misplace one of your state forms, need to review the instructions, or just browse through a list. To do this:

1. Go to the SFPL Home Page and select “Articles & Databases.” You will need a San Francisco Public Library card to access the databases from outside the Library.

2. Under the Categories side bar on the left, select "Government" then “California Legal Forms."

3. Select either "categories" or "titles" and enter a keyword or phrase such as "income statement" into the search box:

4. From your search results, you will find a series of forms based on your keywords:

5. Selecting any of these links will open up these forms in the PDF format.

The California Legal Forms database contains thousands of printable legal forms for personal, business, real estate, litigation, and federal purposes. Browse or search through a list of categories ranging from adoption and banking to small businesses and wills. Don't forget you can also obtain more tax information on the 5th floor of the Main Library, Government Information Center. Happy Tax Time!

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