During tax season, AARP volunteers are offering tax assistance at the Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You must call (650) 903-6330 to set up an appointment.
Some tax preparation companies are offering free e-filing through the internet. There are restrictions. YOU MUST go through the IRS or California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) web sites. Most have income or other restrictions. The web sites have the details. Be aware that some offer free Federal e-filing, but charge a fee to file a state return.
You can get forms and walk in assistance from the IRS office at 55 S. Market in downtown San Jose (corner of Post Street).
The national IRS phone assistance number is 1-800-829-1040. (For business help 1-800-829-4933)
Though generally knowledgeable, they are often looking at the same publications that you have access to.
|by Richard Dulin. contact 650-965-3414|