What is VITA?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free income tax return preparation to hard working taxpayers earning up to $60,000 annually. VITA helps working families take advantage of all of the tax credits they are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and education credits. Volunteers from the community help prepare basic, current year tax returns for eligible taxpayers free of charge.
Year Round Tax Clinic
San Antonio individuals and households who earned $60,000 or less last year qualify for FREE income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program! From May 1 - October 30, 2013 VITA San Antonio will operate a year round tax office open to complete prior year and amended returns. Services are available by appointment only. Please call 210.431.7541 to schedule an appointment.
Who can benefit from VITA?
Individuals and families who earn up to $60,000 annually are eligible to receive free tax preparation services.
When to expect a refund?
All VITA tax returns are prepared and submitted to the IRS electronically by Coalition volunteers. If you will be receiving a refund, you can anticipate receiving a check in seven to ten days business days.
When can i visit a VITA site?
VITA Season: All VITA sites will be open to serve our community beginning in mid January through last day of the tax season in April annually. Coalition VITA sites will be located throughout the community with many offering evening and weekend hours.
What do I need to bring to a VITA site?
The following items are needed to prepare your tax return:
- Driver's License or Photo I.D.
- Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for all members in your family
- All W-2 Forms
- If filing jointly, your spouse must be present Copy of prior year tax return (if applicable)
- 1099 Forms (if applicable)
- 1099-G Unemployment Benefits
- 1099-INT Interest from your bank
- 1099-R Pensions, Annuities, Retirement Plans
- Account Numbers for electronic deposit of refund
Be a VITA volunteer and make a difference
Every year, VITA volunteers contribute their time and expertise to provide free tax preparation to thousands of individuals and families across San Antonio. VITA provides a unique volunteer opportunity that will have a direct impact on the lives of working families. If you are interested in becoming a VITA Volunteer please visit VITASA.ORG or call 210.222.2975.
Who to contact for additional information?
Please call the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1 for more information on VITA services, locations, and hours. For more information visit VITASA.ORG