VITA on campus!

March 21, 2019

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.

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 of 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 the 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

Below are some of the dates and times for your income tax assistance sessions. VITA will be on campus in Huisache Hall (HH).

OPERATIONS

DAYS/DATES

TIME 

January

Monday - 27th 

9 am - 4 pm

 

Thursday -  30th 

11 am - 7 pm 

 

Friday - 31st 

9 am - 1pm

     

February

DAYS/DATES

TIME 

 

Saturday - 1st 

9am - 1pm

 

Mondays - 3rd, 10th , 17th & 24th

9am - 4pm

 

Thursdays - 6th, 13th 20th &27th

11am - 7pm 

 

Fridays - 7th,14th, 21st &28th

9 am - 1 pm

     

March

DAYS/DATES

TIME 

 

Mondays - 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd, & 30th

9 am - 4 pm

 

Thursdays - 5th,12th,19th & 26th

11 am - 7 pm 

 

Fridays - 6th ,13th ,20th , & 27th

9 am - 1pm

 

Saturday - 7th 

9 am - 1 pm 

     

April

DAYS/DATES

TIME 

 

Saturday - 4th 

9 am - 1 pm

 

Mondays - 6th &13th 

9 am - 4 pm

 

Thursdays - 2nd & 9th 

11 am - 7 pm 

 

Fridays - 3rd &10th 

9 am - 1 pm