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Before visiting your local office click on "Services Provided" in the chart below to see what services are available. Services are limited and not all services are available at every TAC office and may vary from site to site. You can get these services on a walk-in basis.

City Street Address Days/Hours of Service Telephone*
Bakersfield 4825 Coffee Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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

Services Provided

(661) 632-2799
Camarillo 751 Daily Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

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

Services Provided

(805) 445-4771
Chico 1395 Ridgewood Dr.
Chico, CA 95973

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
 

Services Provided

(530) 343-2324
El Centro 2345 S. Second St.
El Centro, CA 92243

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

 

Services Provided

(760) 352-3721
El Monte 9350 East Flair Dr.
El Monte, CA 91731

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(626) 927-1201
Fresno 2525 Capitol St
Fresno, CA 93721

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(559) 444-2044
Laguna Niguel 24000 Avila Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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

 

Services Provided

(949) 389-4002
Long Beach 501 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(562) 491-7751
Los Angeles 300 N. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(213) 576-3009
Modesto 1533 Lakewood Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355

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

Services Provided

(209) 548-7388
Oakland 1301 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**
 

Services Provided

(510) 637-2487
Palm Springs 556 S. Paseo Dorotea
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(760) 866-6125
Redding 850 Industrial St.
Redding, CA 96002

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(530) 224-0695
Sacramento  4330 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821 

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**
 

Services Provided

(916) 974-5225 
Salinas  928 East Blanco Rd
Salinas, CA  93901 

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

Services Provided

(831) 753-6895 
San Bernardino  290 N. D St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401 

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

 

Services Provided

(909) 388-8108 
San Diego  880 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92101 

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

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

  Services Provided

(619) 615-9555 
San Francisco  450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102 

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

Services Provided

(415) 553-8990 
San Jose  55 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113 

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**
 

Services Provided

(408) 282-0179 
San Marcos  1 Civic Center Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92069 

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

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**
 

Services Provided

(760) 736-7355
Santa Ana  801 Civic Center Drive W.
Santa Ana, CA 92701 

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

Services Provided

(714) 347-9204 
Santa Barbara  1332 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) 

 

Services Provided

(805) 564-7555 
Santa Maria  2384 Professional Parkway
Santa Maria, CA 93455 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
 

Services Provided

(805) 352-0355 
Santa Rosa  777 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 

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

Services Provided

(707) 523-0924
Stockton  4643 Quail Lakes Dr.
Stockton, CA 95207 

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

Services Provided

(209) 942-1910 
Van Nuys  6230 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401 

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

 

Services Provided

(818) 779-3625 
Visalia  5300 W. Tulare St.
Visalia, CA 93277

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) 
 

Services Provided

(559) 265-4109 

Walnut Creek  185 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 

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

Services Provided

(925) 935-9308

* Note: The phone numbers in the chart above are not toll-free for all locations. When you call, you will reach a recorded business message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office. If face-to-face assistance is not a priority for you, you may also get help with IRS letters or resolve tax account issues by phone, toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses).

For information on where to file your tax return please see Where to File Addresses.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service:  Within California call:

 Oakland  (510) 637-2703
 San Jose  (408) 817-6850
 Los Angeles  (213) 576-3140
 Laguna Niguel  (949) 389-4804
 Sacramento   (916) 974-5007

Call 1-877-777-4778 elsewhere, or see  Publication 1546, The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS. For further information, see  Tax Topic 104.

Partnerships

IRS and organizations all over the country are partnering to assist taxpayers. Through these partnerships, organizations are also achieving their own goals. These mutually beneficial partnerships are strengthening outreach efforts and bringing education and assistance to millions.

For more information about these programs for individuals and families, contact the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Office at:

Internal Revenue Service
300 North Los Angeles St. MS 6602
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Internal Revenue Service
4330 Watt Avenue, SA 5650
North Highlands, CA 95660

Internal Revenue Service
1 Civic Center Drive, Ste. 400
San Marcos, CA 92069

Internal Revenue Service
1301 Clay Street, 110S
Oakland, CA 94612

Internal Revenue Service
55 South Market HQ 6600
San Jose, CA 95113

For more information about these programs for businesses, your local Stakeholder Liaison office establishes relationships with organizations representing small business and self-employed taxpayers. They provide information about the policies, practices and procedures the IRS uses to ensure compliance with the tax laws. To establish a relationship with us, use this list to find a contact in your state:

Stakeholder Liaison (SL) Phone Numbers for Organizations Representing Small Businesses and Self-employed Taxpayers.

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