2023 Tax Help at San José Public Libraries

Where to Get Help

Tax help opportunities are available this year at three library locations:

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

About VITA

VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $60,000. 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
    • When: Saturdays, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, Feb. 11 – Apr. 15, 2023
    • How: Sign up at the information desk on the day of the program, starting at 10:00 AM. First come, first served. Names are called in order of sign-up, starting at 2:00 PM. Spots are limited. Must be present when your name is called. Assistance is available in English and Vietnamese.
  • Pearl Avenue Branch
    • When: Wednesday, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Feb. 8 – May 10, 2023
    • How: Sign up via the paper sign-up sheet, starting at 1:00 PM on the day of program. First come, first served. Names are called in order of sign-up, starting at 4:00 PM. Spots are limited. Making an appointment or signing up in advance by calling or emailing the branch is not available. Assistance is available in English and Chinese.

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

Tax Help from Tax-Aid

About Tax-Aid

Tax-Aid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Bay Area that provides free tax help for households earning less than $60,000 per year.

Tax-Aid Library Site

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    • When: Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Feb. 4, Mar. 11, and Mar. 18, 2023 only.
    • How: Walk-ins only. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. No registration necessary.

Tax Aid also has virtual, curbside drop-off, and in-person options at other locations. Learn more.

Where to Get Tax Forms

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