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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has several locations across the city to assist with FREE tax preparation service for individuals and families who earn up to $55,000 per year. You may contact United Way regarding VITA by calling (210) 227-4357 or 2-1-1. VITA is a city-wide effort to help low to moderate income taxpayers properly claim tax credits. Trained and certified volunteers work with families to file tax returns with refunds electronically deposited within 10-14 business days on average.

The following items are needed to prepare your tax return: Valid Photo I.D. Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for you, your spouse and dependents All W-2 Forms A copy of last years tax return (if applicable) 1099 Forms (if applicable) If filing jointly, your spouse must be present Bank Routing Numbers and Account Numbers for Direct Deposit.

Please note: Vita locations can also assist in making sure residents receive their stimulus checks.

All Sites are open February 8 through April 15, 2021. To request tax services through email, please call: (210) 207-1711 or (210) 207-1712.

More about VITA including locating a nearby site and business hours or call the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1.

View the 2021 VITA Brochure.

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