Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

About Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Sponsored by the Coastal Bend VITA Coalition, VITA is a collaboration of United Way of the Coastal Bend, Del Mar College, Goodwill Industries of South Texas, the Internal Revenue Service, Coastal Bend College, Nueces County Keach Family Library, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. No taxpayer shall be subjected to discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Trained and tested by IRS-certified instructors, VITA volunteers provide FREE income tax filing services for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. Participating taxpayers avoid fees and receive assistance obtaining all applicable tax credits. VITA's goal is to get as much income back to taxpayers as possible. Interested in volunteering? Visit our VITA Volunteer Training page for information on upcoming training sessions in February. If you have any questions about volunteering, download the VITA Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions list.  

VITA Service Information

Click on the links below to download PDF documents detailing volunteer training information, volunteer FAQs, and VITA locations/hours. Please note: VITA locations begin opening January 22nd. You may file at any time and your return will be queued as the IRS will not start processing forms until January 29th. The IRS has determined that returns with disaster loss claims are outside of VITA’s scope. Those claiming disaster losses are encouraged to seek filing assistance through MyFreeTaxes or other filing services. To protect against tax and identity fraud, the IRS will not start processing forms with Earned Income Tax Claims (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credits (ACTC) until February 15th.

What to Bring to a VITA Location

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.

List of VITA Locations

Scroll below to find your nearest VITA location for free tax filing services or download a PDF of the locations list

United Way of the Coastal Bend
4659 Everhart Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Mon.–Thur. 9am–1pm
Opens January 22nd  
 
Goodwill-S. Port Ave.
2961 S. Port Ave.
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Mon., Tues. & Thur. 2–7pm
Sat. 9am–12pm
Opens January 22nd 
 
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend - Sunrise Career Center
5858 S.P.I.D. #100
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Mon.–Thur. 2–5pm
Sat. 9–12:30pm (Feb. ONLY)
Opens February 1st 
 
Goodwill-Flour Bluff
10209 S.P.I.D.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Sat. 9am–12pm & 1–4pm
Sun. 1–6pm
Opens January 27th 
 
Coastal Bend College-Alice
704 Coyote Trail, Rm. 206 A
Alice, Texas 78332
Mon.-Thur. 1-7pm
Closed Mar. 12th-16th & Apr. 2nd
 
Del Mar-East Campus
Venters Building 2nd Floor
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Tues. & Thur. 2–6pm
(Closed Mar. 12th–17th)
Opens January 30th
 
Nueces County Keach Family Library
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX 78380
Wed. 11am–2pm
Opens February 21st 
 
Coastal Bend College-Beeville
3800 Carco Rd., George Elam Building, Room 116
Beeville, Texas 78102
Mon.-Thur. 9am-2pm
Closed Mar. 12th-16th & Apr. 2nd
 
Coastal Bend College-Pleasanton
1411 Bensdale, Room 130
Pleasanton, Texas 78064
Hours by Appointment
Contact Julie Garcia 266-361-4222 x1221
Closed Mar. 12th-16th & Apr. 2nd