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2020 Tax Help at San José Public Libraries

Submitted by Tim Reif on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:00 AM
1040 tax form with calculator, glasses, and fountain pen

Filing for Income Taxes this year has been extended to July 15, 2020

Tax help is available again this year at several of our libraries. See below for a complete list of opportunities.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $56,000. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at most locations. All locations provide e-File. Volunteers are trained to prepare these forms.

What to Bring:

  • Photo ID and Social Security card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for each family member.
  • W-2 forms and all 1099, or all other tax forms you received.
  • A copy of last year's federal and state tax return, if available.
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit.
  • Health coverage information (1095-A,B,C) if bought through Covered CA.
  • more details

VITA Library Sites:

Due to the shelter in place order, all VITA tax help events have been cancelled

VITA volunteers are also available at many other Santa Clara County locations. For questions, call 1-800-906-9887.

Tax-Aid

Due to the shelter in place order, all Tax-Aid locations have closed as well as the Tax-Aid administrative office effective Monday, March 16.
Virtual Tax Help from Tax-Aid is now available.

For those with incomes under $55,000, a volunteer from Tax-Aid will prepare your tax return, or teach you how to do it yourself, using a free version of Turbo Tax on your own laptop, or a desktop in the computer lab. No appointment is necessary.

Tax-Aid Library Sites:

Where to Get Tax Forms

Our Libraries do not carry tax forms. You are encouraged to get the forms online:

Comments

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The library offers free tax assistance, provided by VITA, for low-income individuals and families.

If you are looking for a volunteer position helping with tax forms, please visit the VITA volunteers page

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-tax-volunteers for more information.

Submitted by Public on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:59 AM

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In light of COVID-19. are these services still available?

Submitted by JANET GONZALEZ on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 3:18 PM

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Hi, in light of the current pandemic are you guys still open, or do you know of anywhere that is?

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 3:31 PM

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Due to the shelter in place order, all VITA tax help events have been cancelled. VITA volunteers are also available at many other Santa Clara County locations. For questions, call 1-800-906-9887.

Submitted by Rosemary Van Lare on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 9:24 AM

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As of this morning, the Tax-Aid services scheduled for King Library on March 21, April 4 and April 11 have not been canceled. This could change, so we advise checking the online events listing or calling the library to confirm the day of scheduled services. Thank you.

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As of this morning, the Tax-Aid service scheduled for the listed branches have not been canceled. This could change, so we advise checking the online events listing or calling the library to confirm the day of scheduled services. Thank you.

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As of 3/14/2020, the Tax-Aid service scheduled for the Seven Trees branch has been canceled until further notice. We advise checking the online events listing or calling the library to confirm when scheduled services will resume. Thank you.

Submitted by Grace on Sun, 04/12/2020 - 5:25 PM

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Are tax filing service still cancelled?

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