FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free tax preparation services to Bexar County residents, launches today at 13 locations throughout the community.
VITA is brought to the community each year through a partnership between the City of San Antonio, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. Residents who earn up to $60,000 can file their taxes at no cost at any VITA location today through April 15. Additionally, River City Federal Credit Union will offer refund anticipation loans to VITA filers at select locations, with absolutely no fees or interest charged.
Tax preparation services will be available in Spanish at select sites as well.
Below is a list of VITA locations through April 15:
|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.
2200 W. Commerce 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
During the 2023 tax season, VITA saved 21,000+ filers a total of $4.7 million in tax-preparation fees and connected them to $28.6 million in refunds.
For video and photos of residents filing their taxes with a trained VITA tax preparer, please visit the 2024 VITA press kit.
MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Femmel, Director of Communications, 210-836-8616, email@example.com.
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. Check our newsroom online for more United Way news.
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About Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.
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