This tax season Tax-Aid expanded our free tax site operations in downtown San Jose. We offered our help at the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Library. This unique location serves as the main public library downtown, but also the campus library for San Jose State University students.
In the computer lab Tax-Aid offered people the opportunity to prepare their own tax return using our free edition of Turbo Tax. Our volunteer Tax Coaches helped guide people and answered questions along the process. This helped people feel more at ease and empowered them to prepare their tax returns on their own in the future.
In another room in the library we had Tax-Aid volunteers helping people that had more complicated tax returns.
Many of the volunteers at this location are accounting and tax students at SJSU. These students gained experience using tax software and putting their classroom studies into practice. A win win!
Tax-Aid is extremely grateful to the Sobrato Family Foundation who provided us with a responsive grant to ensure this tax site launched successfully.
Kailyn Fitzgerald is the Program officer at The Sobrato Family Foundation:
“The Sobrato Family Foundation is committed to making Silicon Valley a place of opportunity for all, and we are proud to be sponsoring the new Tax-Aid site at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Library in Downtown San Jose this year. We are excited that free tax services are being offered at this location for the first time in almost 20 years, and that hundreds of low-income residents of San Jose, as well as low-income San Jose State University students, can receive tax support at the site.”
Tax-Aid is incredibly grateful to The Sobrato Family Foundation for their investment and commitment to our community.