VITA Program

Professional tax preparation experience meets community support

VITA volunteers

Since 1984, the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word has proudly offered the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a free tax preparation service available to qualifying households.

VITA offers tax help from IRS certified volunteers to households with incomes of $58,000 or less and helps working families take advantage of all of the tax credits they are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and education credits. Volunteers from HEBSBA and the university community help prepare basic, current year tax returns for these eligible taxpayers at no charge.

The UIW site operates every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, during the tax preparation season. Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis. Although, by law, priority services are offered to seniors.

 

Preparation for 2021 Tax Returns

The UIW VITA clinic is open for preparation of 2021 tax returns. Volunteers are available to assist previous clients and members of the UIW community. Visit VITAsa.org for additional tax preparation resources in San Antonio.

Schedule an appointment

If you would like help preparing your 2021 tax return, please schedule an appointment by emailing vita@uiwtx.edu. We have a limited number of appointments available on any given Saturday.

To ensure social distancing and in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all appointments will be modified drop-off only. Clients will meet the volunteer outside the UIW Joyce building, complete the intake form, drop off their documents and wait while the volunteer makes necessary copies. Clients should plan to return to campus later on the same morning of their appointment to go over their returns.

UIW VITA Clinic Address:

Joyce Building

4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Clients must bring the following items to the appointment:

  • Driver’s license or photo I.D. for the taxpayer and spouse (if applicable)
  • Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for all household family members (copies are accepted)
  • All W-2 Forms and 1099 tax forms
  • Other tax forms received (if applicable)
  • Copy of prior year tax return (if applicable)
  • If filing jointly, both spouses must be present when the tax return is signed.
  • Documentation for any deductible expenses

Volunteers can email the necessary forms for clients to fill out prior to arriving at the UIW campus. Clients can also fill out the forms once they get to campus.