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Free tax prep available to those who earned $56,000 or less

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – A collaborative partnership with United Way of the Coastal Bend can save residents money and help support the local economy.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is providing free tax preparation services to individuals and families who earned $56,000 or less in 2019. Those who qualify can receive free basic tax return preparation from IRS-certified volunteers who can help them claim available tax credits and electronically file their taxes.
"Our goal is to help people avoid fees, claim the tax credits they're eligible for, and obtain the largest refund possible," said Donna Hurley, Vice President of Community Impact for United Way of the Coastal Bend. "By providing this service at no charge, taxpayers can retain more of their income, which can then go toward groceries, bills, and other expenses."
Those wanting to use the free service can visit one of ten VITA tax preparation sites that will be available in the Coastal Bend through April 15, 2020.


  • Your government-issued photo ID
  • Social Security card or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) letter for all individuals listed on the return
  • W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2019
  • Form 1095-A, B or C Health Insurance Coverage Statement
  • All 1098 E&T forms for educational expenses
  • Proof of daycare expenses, along with childcare provider name, address, phone number and tax ID number
  • Voided check if using direct deposit for refund
  • Copy of your 2018 return, if applicable


NOTE: For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign required forms.




United Way of the Coastal Bend
4659 Everhart Rd., Corpus Christi
M-Th 9 AM-1 PM
Opens January 27, 2020
Goodwill Industries of South Texas

Port Avenue
2961 S. Port Ave., Corpus Christi
T-Th 5-8 PM, Sat 9 AM-noon & 1-4 PM
Opens January 21, 2020

Flour Bluff
10209 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi
Sat 9 AM-noon & 1-4 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Opens January 25, 2020

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
Sunrise Career Center - Sunrise Mall
5858 S. Padre Island Dr., Ste. 1, Corpus Christi
M-Th 2-5 PM
Opens February 3, 2020


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
O'Connor (Business) Building, Rm. 135
6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi
F 2-6 PM, Sat 1-6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Opens January 31, 2020



Del Mar College, East Campus
Venters Building, 2nd floor
101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi
T & Th 2-6 PM
Opens January 28, 2020


West Oso High School
754 Flato Rd., Corpus Christi
M & W 5-8 PM
Opening date TBD


Coastal Bend College

704 Coyote Trail, Rm. 206A, Alice, TX
M-Th 11 AM-4 PM
Opens January 27, 2020

Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building, Rm. 101
3800 Charco Rd., Beeville, TX
M-Th 1-4 PM
Opens January 27, 2020

1411 Bensdale., Rm. 130, Pleasanton, TX
M & T 1-4 PM
Opens January 27, 2020




Need a printable copy of our checklist or VITA locations? Click below to download a PDF copy of our informational flyer.


Click here to download a checklist of what to bring


The Coastal Bend VITA Coalition is a collaborative partnership of United Way of the Coastal Bend, Del Mar College, Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the IRS, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend and Coastal Bend College.


Donna Hurley
(361)882-2529 X118