FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
Individuals and families who earn up to $55,000 per year can take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), a free tax preparation service, at 11 locations in San Antonio and one in Fredericksburg until April 18.
VITA connects residents with IRS-trained and certified tax preparers to file their taxes at no cost at all. Last year, VITA helped more than 24,000 individuals save $5.5 million in tax-preparation fees and connected filers to $39 million in tax refunds.
This free tax preparation service is brought to the community through a partnership between United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the City of San Antonio and Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. Additional support is provided by H-E-B, Broadway Bank, Frost Bank, River City Federal Credit Union and the Internal Revenue Service.
“When we unite like this, we create meaningful change for our community’s families, students, children and people in need,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “That is the value of VITA.”
Residents can visit Vitasa.org for a list of locations, hours, documents required and more information. VITA will run until April 18.
Here is a list of locations:
|Thousand Oaks Library
4618 Thousand Oaks Dr.
|John Igo Library
13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
|Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St.
|St. Philip’s College
1801 Martin Luther King Blvd.
|Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret
|Presa Community Center
3721 S. Presa St.
|Guadalupe Community Center
1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
|Henry Guerra Library
7978 W. Military Dr.
|St. Mary’s University
2507 N.W. 36th St.
|The Neighborhood Place
3014 Rivas St.
|Wille C. Velasquez Center
1302 N. Zarzamora St.
|Hill Country Community Needs Council
1904 N. Llano St., Fredericksburg, Texas
“Catholic Charities is proud to collaborate with The City of San Antonio and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County to provide such a valuable service to the community,” said J. Antonio Fernandez, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. “Our VITA volunteers are an integral part of ensuring that individuals, families and seniors in our community receive their hard-earned money back to strengthen their financial independence and empower them toward self-sufficiency.”
Services will be available both in-person and curbside.
For a full press kit with graphics, flyers and a video from Mayor Nirenberg, please visit this link.
About United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched its first campaign in 1940 and has grown into the largest private investor in health and human services programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. United Way focuses on preparing children for school and life, helping students graduate and succeed, strengthening the well-being of individuals and families, and providing safety net services. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County also operates the 2-1-1 Helpline, Mission United and fosters volunteerism through the Volunteer Center at United Way.
About the City of San Antonio – Vibrant & Thriving
San Antonio is a vibrant city with a thriving economy, deep cultural heritage and communities that are compassionate, inclusive and proudly diverse. It is the seventh largest city in the United States and one of the strongest fiscally managed cities in the country, nurturing entrepreneurship, encouraging investment and funding infrastructure. The City fosters partnership and growth opportunities in aerospace, bioscience, cybersecurity, green technologies, healthcare, and information technology. San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk and Alamo are the top tourist attractions in Texas, and its historic missions are a designated World Heritage Site – the first and only in Texas. Proudly called Military City, USA®, San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of active duty military and veterans, as well as mission-critical commands, including military medicine, cybersecurity, pilot training and basic training. For more information, visit SanAntonio.gov and follow @COSAGov on social.
About Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.: The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love. Catholic Charities serves all people, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, from birth to natural death, through a network of comprehensive programs that include basic needs, family and children’s services, legal services, refugee resettlement, counseling, pregnant and parenting education, and senior services with the goal of providing basic needs, strengthening the vulnerable, nurturing families, and promoting self-sufficiency. For more information, visit www.ccaosa.org or call (210) 222-1294.
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