VITA Returns to UIW

February 4, 2020

UIW Set to Offer Free Tax Preparation Service

San Antonio – Feb. 4, 2020 – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is once again proud to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to qualifying households. Since 1984, UIW has provided this free tax preparation service.

The VITA program offers free tax help from IRS certified volunteers to households with incomes of $55,000 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 the university community help prepare basic, current year tax returns for eligible taxpayers; these services are free of charge.

The UIW site operates every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, now through Saturday, April 11 in room 126 of the Joyce Building located on the UIW Broadway campus. No appointment is necessary. Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis. Although, by law, priority services are offered to seniors. Please be advised that clients may not be immediately served. Patience and understanding are appreciated.

Taxpayers must bring the following to receive assistance:

  • 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

For more information, please visit The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice.