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 $57,000 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 2020 Tax Returns

The UIW VITA clinic is open for preparation of 2020 tax returns. Volunteers are available to assist previous clients and members of the UIW community. The UIW VITA clinic is not accepting new, first-time clients for preparation of 2020 tax returns. Visit VITAsa.org for additional tax preparation resources in San Antonio.

Schedule an appointment

If you are a previous client or a member of the UIW community and would like help preparing your 2020 tax return, please schedule an appointment by emailing vita@uiwtx.edu or by calling (210) 829-3181.

To ensure social distancing and in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all appointments will be drop-off only. Clients will drop off their documents with a volunteer in the parking lot and wait while the volunteer makes copies off the documents. Volunteers will then return the originals to the clients at their car. Clients should plan to return to campus later on the morning of their appointment to go over their returns.

UIW VITA Clinic Address:
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.