2022 Tax Help at San José Public Libraries

Submitted by Tim Reif on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 4:00 PM
1040 tax form with calculator, glasses, and fountain pen

Limited tax help opportunities are available this year due to the pandemic. 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 $58,000. 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).
  • more details

VITA Library Sites:

  • Hillview Branch - Saturdays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Feb. 12 - Apr. 9
    Assistance is available in English, Vietnamese and Thai.
    To make an appointment: You must go to Hillview Branch on Saturday - the day of the program. We will start the registration at 10:00 AM and sign ups will occur first come, first served. *Walk-ups will NOT be accepted on the day of the program after appointment slots have been given.
  • Pearl Avenue Branch - Wednesday, 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Feb. 9 - Apr. 13
    Assistance is available in English and Chinese.
    To make an appointment: sign up for an appointment at pearlavenuevita.eventbrite.com

Find other Santa Clara County locations where VITA volunteers are available. For questions, call 1-800-906-9887.

Tax Help from Tax-Aid is available online

Tax-Aid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Bay Area that provides free tax help for households earning less than $58,000 per year. For 2022, Tax Aid is offering both virtual and curbside drop-off tax assistance services. Learn more

Where to Get Tax Forms

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

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