Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Find a provider near you.
This publication is not intended to cover bankruptcy law in general, or to provide detailed discussions of the tax rules for the more complex corporate bankruptcy reorganizations or other highly technical transactions.
Call Your Local Taxpayer Advocate in California.
Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area.
An installment agreement (IA) allows you to make monthly payments when you are financially unable to pay your tax liability in full.
Please be aware that an extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your taxes.
Disabilities, Retirement, Mutual Fund Distributions, Withholding, and other topics.
CalEITC is a cash back tax credit for working families and individuals.
The information contained in this packet, while specific to Native Americans, is general in scope and your particular tax situation may contain issues outside of this packet.
This interview will help you determine if you're eligible for certain educational credits or deductions including the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the Tuition and Fees Deduction.
These Where to File addresses are to be used ONLY by TAXPAYERS AND TAX PROFESSIONALS filing individual federal tax returns in California.
Prepare Your Return; Your Filing Options; and After You File.
People facing financial difficulties may find that there's a tax impact to events such as job loss, debt forgiveness or tapping a retirement fund. For example, if your income decreased, you may be newly eligible for certain tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Helps taxpayers who have been unable to resolve their tax problems through normal channels.
The IRS explains how to figure and claim the credit.
The IRS' guide to this tax credit.
If you are a California resident, nonresident, or part-year resident.
Includes: moving, career changes, medical care, divorce, childbirth.
Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS.
This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. It supplements the information contained in your tax form instructions. It explains the tax law to make sure you pay only the tax you owe and no more.