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Free tax return preparation available to eligible residents

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – A collaborative partnership of United Way of the Coastal Bend is helping eligible taxpayers prepare and electronically file their tax returns free of charge.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is providing tax return preparation to those whose 2021 household income was $66,000 or less. Those who qualify can have their tax returns prepared for free at one of several VITA sites in Corpus Christi:

United Way of the Coastal Bend
4659 Everhart Rd Jan. 31-Apr. 18
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Drop-off only

Goodwill Industries of South Texas
4135 Ayers St
Jan. 24-Apr. 18
5-8 p.m.

8 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m.
Drop-off only

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr
Feb. 4-Apr. 17
2-6 p.m.

1-6 p.m.
Drop-off and in-person

West Oso High School
754 Flato Rd
Feb. 16-Apr. 18
Mon. & Wed.
4:30-6 p.m.
Drop-off only

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
520 N Staples St
Jan. 31-Apr. 18
Mon., Wed. & Thurs.
2-5 p.m.
Drop-off only

“Due to COVID-19, most sites will offer drop-off services only, where clients can drop off their tax documents and have them prepared by one of our VITA volunteers,” said Donna Hurley, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of the Coastal Bend. “Others will offer both drop-off and face-to-face services. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as able so we can continue to safely provide these services to the community.”

Those wanting to take advantage of this free service can find the list of tax documents needed at Sites will open in late January and early February, with most offering services during site hours through the April 18th tax filing deadline.

For more information about the VITA program and United Way of the Coastal Bend, visit