Tax season has arrived and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is ready to help. Twenty-one VITA sites opened across the city on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Who can get a free tax return filed in San Antonio?
Individuals and households who earned up to $60,000 in total income last year are eligible for free income tax preparation and electronic filing through April 15. A kickoff news conference and resource fair was held Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at the Ella Austin Community Center to spread the word about VITA services.
San Antonio IRS VITA and Free Tax Preparation in San Antonio
The City of San Antonio collaborates with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Catholic Charities on this city-wide effort to increase the financial stability of working individuals and families across Bexar County. This year, local tax filers can take advantage of Virtual VITA by dropping off information and returns to be processed within 48-72 hours. Express Service includes expedited tax preparation with only one W-2 to process.
Mobile VITA teams are also available. Organizations, apartment complexes, senior centers, and others can sign up for a visit from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparers. VITA Mobile Team members will complete FREE income tax preparation at the designated location. Call (210) 222-2975 to schedule a visit. Trained, professional VITA volunteer tax preparers bring the equipment and only need a space for up to four computers and electrical outlets for mobile equipment.
Free Tax Preparation in San Antonio Texas
Ed Cody Library 11441 Vance Jackson Rd. TU, W, TH: 12 pm – 4 pm F: 10 am – 4 pm SAT: 10 am – 2 pm *Express Service Available
Goodwill @ San Pedro 13311 San Pedro M, TU, W, TH: 2 pm – 6 pm F: 10 am – 3 pm SAT: 11 am – 3 pm
Thousand Oaks Library 4618 Thousand Oaks Dr. M: 12 pm – 4 pm TU: 10 am – 4 pm F, SAT, SUN: 10 am – 3 pm *Express Service Available
Westfall Library 6111 Rosedale Court M, W: 1 pm – 6 pm F, SAT: 10 am – 2 pm SUN: 1 pm – 5 pm
Bazan Library 2200 W. Commerce M, W: 12 pm – 4 pm TU: 1:30 pm – 4 pm F, SAT, SUN: 10 am – 4 pm
Forest Hills Library 5245 Ingram Rd. M, W: 12 pm – 4 pm F, SAT: 10 am – 4 pm
Frank Garrett Community Center 1226 N.W. 18th M, TU, W, TH, F: 10 am – 4 pm **Virtual VITA ***Year Round Tax Clinic
Guadalupe Community Center 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd. M, TU, W, TH: 1 pm – 7 pm F: 12 pm – 6 pm SAT: 10 am – 4 pm SaveUSA site *Express Service Available **Virtual VITA ***Year Round Tax Clinic
Henry A. Guerra Library 7978 W. Military Dr. M, F, SAT, SUN: 10 am – 4 pm
The Neighborhood Place 3014 Rivas M, TU, W, TH: 1 pm – 7 pm SAT: 9 am – 1 pm SaveUSA site St. Mary’s University 2507 N.W. 36th St. Center for Legal & Social Justice SAT: 9 am – 4 pm (Jan. 24 thru April 11; current year returns) F: 9 am – 4pm (Feb. 6 thru April 10; intake for amended, past due and current year Schedule C returns) ***Year Round Tax Clinic
Sul Ross Middle School 3630 Callaghan Rd. M, TU, W: 5 pm – 8 pm
YWCA 503 Castroville Rd. M, W: 10 am – 5 pm TU, TH: 11 am – 6 pm SAT: 9 am – 1 pm SaveUSA site *Express Service Available
Claude Black Community Center 2805 E. Commerce M, TU, W, TH: 12 pm – 5 pm F: 11 am – 5 pm SAT: 10 am – 1 pm SaveUSA site
Ella Austin Community Center 1023 N. Pine Street M, W, F: 10 am – 4 pm TU, TH: 10 am – 7 pm SAT: 9 am – 1 pm **Virtual VITA
St. Philips College 1801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bowden Bldg., Room 110 M, W, F: 1 pm – 7 pm TU, TH: 1 pm – 6 pm SAT: 8 am – 3 pm *Express Service Available **Virtual VITA
Millers Pond Community Center 6175 Old Pearsall Rd. M, TU, W, F: 2 pm – 5:30 pm TH: 2 pm – 8 pm SAT: 10 am – 2 pm
Mission Library 3134 Roosevelt Ave. M, F, SAT, SUN: 10 am – 4 pm TH: 12 pm – 6 pm
Palo Alto College 1400 W. Villaret M, W: 1 pm – 7 pm TU, TH: 10 am – 3 pm SAT: 9 am – 3 pm
Presa Community Center 3721 S. Presa St. M, TU, W, TH: 1 pm – 7 pm SAT: 8 am – 12 pm SaveUSA site *Express Service Available
University of Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway, Administrative Bldg., Room 62 SAT: 10 am – 12 pm (Jan. 24 thru April 11 only)
Other Free Tax Preparation in San Antonio Texas
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a collaborative initiative between Catholic Charities, the City of San Antonio, United Way, local colleges and universities, and a number of financial institutions that work closely together to provide free income tax assistance and support to taxpayers, helping them claim federal earned income tax credit.
With a goal of increasing the financial stability of working individuals and families in San Antonio and Bexar County, VITA volunteers operate over 25 VITA sites located throughout the city and complete more than 35,000 tax returns in a single tax season. As a result of this vital initiative, over $60,000,000 in refunds is returned to the San Antonio community alone.
Other San Antonio VITA Tax Sites
North side: Ed Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson Road; Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro; Thousand Oaks Library, 4618 Thousand Oaks Drive; Westfall Library, 6111 Rosedale Court.
West side: Bazan Library, 2200 W. Commerce; Forest Hills Library, 5245 Ingram Road; Frank Garrett Center, 1226 NW 18th Street; Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 We. Cesar Chavez Boulevard; Henry Guerra Library, 7978 W. Military Drive; The Neighborhood Place, 3014 Rivas; St. Mary’s University, 2507 NW 36th Street; Sul Ross Middle School, 3630 Callaghan Road; YWCA 503 Castroville Road.
East side: Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce; Ella Austin Center, 1023 N. Pine Street; St. Philips College, 1801 Martin Luther King Boulevard.
South side: Millers Pond Community Center, 6175 Old Pearsall Road; Mission Library, 3134 Roosevelt Avenue; Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret; Presa Community Center, 3721 S. Presa Street.
Year Round San Antonio 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.