Disability Support Services

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Free 2015 Tax Filing Assistance

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Need help filing your taxes?

How to Make an Appointment

*Please contact DHHS to request an interpreter.

Feb. 1st-April 18th, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Fireside Room, Campus Center

Drop by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and make an appointment to have your 2015 tax returns prepared for free!

You qualify to file your 2015 Federal and State income tax return free if you made $54,000 or less last year. This includes total household income for filers who are single or married filing jointly.

IMPORTANT–You must bring these items to the VITA site to have your tax returns prepared:

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents, and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Birthdates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Current year’s tax package (if you received one)
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-jointly tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  • A printout of form 1098-T (De Anza educational expenses),
    which you can find on MyPortal

To self-file, go to www.myfreetaxes.com.

Other Santa Clara County VITA sites can be found at www.211scc.org/vita.



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Information on Deafness, Advocacy, Resources
www.nad.org (National Association of the Deaf)

Internationally recognized post-secondary institutions for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
www.gallaudet.edu (Gallaudet University)
www.rit.edu (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Local Community Service Agency
www.dcara.org (Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency)

Information on Hard of Hearing Issues

Association for Late-Deafened Adults

Information on Cochlear Implants




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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Building: LCW 110
Contact:  Rosemary Jensen

Phone: 408 864-8755
Disability Support Services Building: SCS 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748


Last Updated: 2/3/16