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Free tax prep locations closing soon

Posted: 4:01 AM, Apr 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-08 05:01:29-04

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is now in the final weeks of operation at its nine Coastal Bend locations. This free income tax preparation service is provided to qualifying low- to moderate-income earners – those who earned up to $66,000 in 2017 – by IRS-trained and certified volunteers. VITA locations have differing times and dates of operation and begin closing April 11, 2018.

The VITA program provides this service with the goal of helping these individuals and families keep more of their income by both avoiding fees and utilizing all applicable tax credits, essentially pumping more money into the local economy. Last year, VITA put $5,141,991 back in taxpayer pockets.

The public can find more information by clicking on the VITA tab at uwcb.org . Please note that the IRS has determined that returns claiming disaster losses are outside of VITA’s scope.

What to Bring

Government-issued photo ID; Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents; an Individual Taxpayer Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security Number; proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN; birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return; wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099 Misc.) from all employers; interest and dividend statements from the banks (Forms 1099); all Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements; Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received; a copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available; proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check; to file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms; total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number; Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Care Statements; and copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable.

VITA Site Information

United Way of the Coastal Bend                            

4659 Everhart Road

Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Mon.-Thur. 9am-1pm

Closes 1pm on 4/17

Goodwill-S. Port Ave.

2961 S. Port Ave.

Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Mon., Tues. & Thur. 2-7pm

Sat. 9am-12pm

Closes 7pm on 4/17

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

Sunrise Career Center – Sunrise Mall

5858 S.P.I.D. #100

Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Mon.-Thur. 2-5pm

Closes 5pm on 4/17

Goodwill-Flour Bluff

10209 S.P.I.D. 

Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Sat. 9am-12pm & 1-4pm

Sun. 1-6pm

Closes 6pm on 4/14

Coastal Bend College-Alice

704 Coyote Trail, Room 206A

Alice, TX 78332

Mon.-Thur. 1-7pm

Closes 7pm on 4/17

Del Mar-East Campus

Venters Building 2nd Floor

101 Baldwin Blvd.

Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Tues. & Thur. 2-6pm

Closes 6pm on 4/14 

Nueces County Keach

Family Library

1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.

Robstown, TX 78380

Wed. 11am-2pm

Closes 2pm on 4/11

Coastal Bend College-Beeville

3800 Charco Rd., George Elam Bldg.

Room 116 

Beeville, TX 78102

Mon.-Thur. 9am-2pm

Closes 2pm on 4/17