2018 Tax Help at San José Public Libraries

tax form 1040Tax help from VITA 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 $54,000. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at most locations. All locations provide e-File. Volunteers are trained to prepare basic 2017 Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 with Schedule A, B, limited Schedule CEZ, C and California Income Tax Returns ONLY! You also CANNOT be filing as "Married, Filing Separate returns".

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:

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

Where to Get Tax Forms

Our Libraries have not carried tax forms for several years now. You are encouraged to get the forms online:


When will Campbell Public Library VITA Tax Preparation be available this year? I went there every year for the tax assistance. Thanks, Joseph

Hey Joseph, the Campbell library is not a part of the San José Public Library. I checked online and it does not look like they will be offering it this year. Please visit the VITA Tax Help Locator and input your area code for a list of locations near you. I hope that helps. https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/jsp/vita.jsp?zip=95008&lat=37.2770029&lng=-121.95299920000002&radius=5

Do you know what days HILLVIEW library will be DOING TAXES.

I would like to volunteer to help with this program - how do I get involve? - My wife also wants to help out

Interested volunteers should check out this page about the VITA program - https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1543 You can call 1-800-906-9887 for information about volunteering

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