Free Tax Preparation in Dallas, Texas Claim Earned Income Credit

By | December 27, 2015

As part of the ongoing IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which helps people in need by providing free tax filing counsel and preparation, this year Catholic Charities of Dallas (CCD) was chosen to be a designated free tax preparation site for the 2015 filing season. Dallas Community Tax Centers will operate the Free Tax Center onsite at CCD through April 20.

Dallas VITA Tax Center

Dallas Community Tax Centers, created in 2010, aims to ensure hardworking individuals and families reach financial stability by getting their maximum allowable income tax refunds without the burden of having to pay expensive fees. Learn more at

Who Can File Tax Return for Free in Dallas?

Families and individuals with an annual household income of $53,000 or less or who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) qualify for Free Tax Centers’ services.

The CCD hours of tax preparation include:
Monday – Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; February only – also open on Fridays 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Handout copies of forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ (no booklets) are now available at the Central Library and selected branch locations. Please call the Government Information Center at the Central Library (214-670-1468) or one of these branches to confirm availability of specific forms.


How to get a free tax return filing in Dallas?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Free Dallas Tax Preparation Locations

The Dallas Community Tax Centers provide free tax preparation for low-income families and individuals.

Habitat for Humanity (2800 N. Hampton Rd, 75212)

North Dallas Shared Ministries (2875 Merrell Rd Dallas, 75229)

St. Luke “Community” UMC (5710 E. RL Thornton Blvd., 75223)

Concord Church Dallas (6808 Pastor Bailey Dr., 75237)

White Rock Church of Christ (2615 Hibiscus, 75228)

Catholic Charities (9451 LBJ Freeway, 75243)

University of North Texas (7300 University Hill Blvd., 75241)


Denton County Free Tax Preparation Locations

Christian Community Action
200 S Mill St
Lewisville, TX 75057
Tue: 11:00am-2:30pm Wed: 11:00am-2:30pm
Jan. 26, 27 Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 Mar. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13

Hackberry Elementary School
7200 Snug Harbor Cir.
Frisco, TX 75034
Wed: 5:00-7:30pm
Jan. 27 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 6, 13

Justin Community Library
408 Pafford Ave.
Justin, TX 76247
Sat: 10:00am-12:30pm
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar. 5, 12, 19

Little Elm Public Library
100 W. Eldorado Pkwy.
Little Elm, TX 75068
Thu: 4:00-6:30pm
Jan. 28 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14

North Branch Library
3020 N. Locust St.
Denton, TX 76209
Tue: 5:00-7:30pm Sat: 9am-12:30pm
Jan. 26, 30 Feb. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 Mar. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Apr. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16

NCTC Lifelong Learning
1404 N. Corinth St. #307
Corinth, TX 76208
Thu: 5:00-7:30pm
Jan. 28 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14

Pilot Point Public Library
324 S. Washington St
Pilot Point, TX 76258
Tue: 4:00-6:30pm
Jan. 26 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar. 1, 8

Sanger Public Library
501 Bolivar St.
Sanger, TX 76266
Appointment Only: 940-458-4859
Sat: 9:00-11:30am
Jan. 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar. 5, 12, 19
Special session: Tue., Jan. 26 6:00-7:30pm

United Way of Denton County Office
1314 Teasley Ln.
Denton, TX 76205
Mon: 5:00-7:30pm Thu: 11:00am-2:30pm
Jan. 25, 28 Feb. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Mar. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 Apr. 4, 7, 11, 14
Special session: Mon., Apr. 18, Noon-7:30pm

Mobile Mondays
Mon: 11:00am-2:30pm
Central Elementary School (400 High School Dr, Lewisville, TX 75057) Feb. 1, 29
Labinal Power Systems (3790 Russell Newman Blvd, Denton, TX 76208) Feb. 8, 15
Texas Woman’s University (TWU Student Union Room 113) Feb. 22 Mar. 7
Special session: Lewisville High School (1098 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067), Wed. Mar. 9, 5:00-7:30pm
Shady Shores Elementary School (300 Dobbs Rd, Denton, TX 76208) Mar. 21
La Hermosa Church (3105 Heather Ln, Denton, TX 76209) Mar. 28
Pike Middle School (2200 Texan Dr, Justin, TX 76247) Apr. 4


Dallas Earned Income Tax Filing and Other Information

  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): A special tax benefit for people who work full- or part-time. If you qualify, you’ll owe less in taxes, and you may get cash back. Even if you don’t owe income tax you can get the credit. But, you must file a federal tax return. Note that you may be eligible to receive this benefit for prior years, if you have not already claimed it, by filing amended tax returns. For this purpose, the IRS may accept transcripts of your previous year filings, available free of charge from the IRS. You may also request transcripts by calling 1-800-829-1040. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. (Note: If you have been eligible to receive this credit, but did not claim it, you may be able to claim this benefit for the previous three years and for this year as well simply by filing amended returns. Tax volunteers should be able to help you in this regard.) For more information, please see the IRS EITC web page.
  • Child Tax Credit: Families earning more than $10,350 may now qualify for the Child Tax Credit — up to $1000 for each dependent child under age 17! See the instructions for form 1040 or 1040A and attach Form 8812.
  • Child & Dependent Care Credit: If you paid someone to care for a qualifying dependent so you could work or look for work, you may be eligible to claim this benefit.
  • Retirement Savings Tax Credit: If you make eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), you may be able to take a tax credit.


Free Dallas Tax Forms

Tax forms will be available at these locations:

Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., 6th floor in downtown Dallas. (214-670-1468)
Earl Cabell Federal Building, 1100 Commerce, 1st floor, downtown Dallas
Alpha Federal Building, 4050 Alpha at Midway, Lobby, Farmers Branch, TX.
Tax Forms Online
These Library Branches will also carry a limited supply of forms:
Audelia Road Branch
Bachman Lake Branch
Dallas West Branch
Forest Green Branch
Hampton Illinois
Lochwood Branch
Martin Luther King Branch
Mountain Creek Branch
North Oak Cliff Branch
Paul Laurence Dunbar Branch
Polk Wisdom Branch
Renner Frankford Branch
Timberglen Branch