Residents Save $5.2 Million with VITA - United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

Residents Save $5.2 Million with VITA

VITA Sees Significant User Increase During the 2024 Tax Season
  • May 8, 2024
Residents Save $5.2 Million with VITA - United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program successfully filed taxes for 23,000 individuals, connecting them to $31.6 million in refunds. Individuals with household income up to $60,000 used this free service, saving filers $5.2 million in tax-prep fees.

VITA saw tremendous increases compared to the 2023 tax season including:

  • Over 2,000 more users (21,000 in 2021)
  • An increase of $1.2 million dollars saved in tax-prep fees ($4 million in 2023)
  • $3 million more in tax-refunds (compared to $28.6 million in 2023)

One potential factor for this increase in users was changing the income threshold from $55,000 to $60,000 and new VITA pop-up tax clinics throughout the community.

“Whether they owe, whether they are getting a refund, it is 100% helpful no matter the scenario,” said a VITA volunteer.

Did you miss the tax deadline? VITA is still here to help! Individuals who missed the April 15 tax deadline can still have their taxes prepared by an IRS-trained, friendly volunteer at the following locations for the rest of the year.

  • Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd., starting April 16 – Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
  • Willie C. Velasquez Center, 1302 N. Zarzamora Street, Starting April 22, Monday – Friday by appointment
  • St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Starting April 22, Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 5pm

Each of these sites offer tax-preparation services in Spanish. VITA is brought to the community through a partnership between United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. and the City of San Antonio.

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