Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Free Income Tax Prep

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free income tax return preparation to those who qualify.

If your 2022 household income was $60,000 or less, you can have your taxes prepared FOR FREE by an IRS-certified volunteer at one of several Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) sites in Corpus Christi.

Where to Go

  • Del Mar College, Heritage (East) Campus - 101 Baldwin Blvd., Venters Business Building, 2nd floor

         In-person - Tues. & Thurs. 2-6 PM (Opens Jan. 31; Closed week of March 13.)

  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - 6300 Ocean Drive, O'Connor Business Building, Rm. 135

          Drop-off & in-person - Fri. 2-6 PM, Sat.-Sun. 1-6 PM (Opens Feb. 3; Closed March 17-19 and Easter, April 9.) 

  • Goodwill Industries of South Texas - 4135 Ayers St. United Way of the Coastal Bend - 4659 Everhart Road

         Drop-off only. Mon. & Wed. 5:30-8:30 PM, Sat. 1:30-4 PM (Opens Jan. 23; Closed March 13-18.)

  • United Way of the Coastal Bend - 4659 Everhart Road

         Drop-off only - Tues. & Thurs. 9 AM - Noon (Opens Jan. 24)

  • Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend - 520 N. Staples St.  

         Drop-off only. Tues. & Thurs. 2:30-4:30 PM (Opens Jan. 24)

NOTE: Site locations, hours and service options can change without notice. Filing deadline: April 18.

What to Bring

  • Your photo ID
  • Social Security card or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) letter for
  • all individuals listed on the return
  • W-2s, 1099s (including 1099-G for unemployment received if applicable) and all other tax-related documents for 2022
  • Form 1095-A, B or C Health Insurance Coverage Statement
  • All 1098 E&T forms for educational expenses
  • Childcare provider name, address, phone number and tax ID number
  • Voided check if using direct deposit for refund
  • Copy of your 2021 return (if possible)

Drop-off sites will also require that you fill out Form 14446 (VITA Virtual Consent) and Form 13614-C (Intake & Interview Sheet).

Have other questions about VITA?

Email Jamey.Byrne@uwcb.org

What to Expect if Dropping Off

If dropping off, your documents will be placed in a sealed envelope along with your name and phone number so the tax
preparer can contact you with questions as they prepare your tax return.
It may take 2-3 weeks to prepare your tax return. Once completed, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to review and sign your tax
return (both spouses must be present to sign joint returns). Your tax documents and a copy of your completed tax return will be provided to you at the end of your appointment.

Get free tax prep assistance online

Those seeking other options for free tax prep assistance can use MyFreeTaxes online at www.myfreetaxes.com or go to www.irs.gov and click on the 'Do Your Taxes For Free' link.

Interested in volunteering to help others prepare their tax returns in 2023? Click here.  

About VITA

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