United States. Internal Revenue Service. Taxpayer Assistance Center

Internal Revenue Service
Address: 
1301 Clay St. (& 12th St.) Oakland CA 94612 (on ground floor of South Tower)
TTY_TDD: 
800-829-4059 M-F 7am-7pm
Phone: 
510-637-2487 (local office)
800-829-1040 M-F 7am-7pm (tax information, notice inquiries)
800-829-3676/800-TAX-FORM (to request tax forms, you must know forms needed before calling; delivery will be mailed)
800-829-4477 TeleTax (tax and refund information)
Hours: 
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm (may have extended tax season hours)
Description: 
Oakland branch of the IRS-established offices for personal tax help when individuals believe their tax issues cannot be handled online or by phone.
Services: 
Oakland IRS office provides federal tax forms, information, and walk-in VITA tax preparation assistance. Volunteer training program (510-637-2473), available October-December, requires 16-40 hours of training.
Publications: 
Current basic federal tax forms are available at all Berkeley Public Libraries, early in the year through April. Reproducible forms, for the current year and past years, are available at the Central Library Reference Desk.
Eligible: 
To receive tax assistance must qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or have income of $50,000 or less, and possess social security card for themselves and dependents, income documentation, and valid photo ID.
Updated: 
June 21, 2013
Cost: 
Free
Access: 
Yes