UIW Set to offer Free Tax Preparation Program

February 2, 2024

The VITA Program will run through April 13

HEB School of BusinessSan Antonio – February 1, 2024 – The H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA) at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is pleased to, once again, offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program or VITA. The program provides free tax preparation services from IRS certified volunteers to households with incomes of $64,000 or less and helps working families take full advantage of all of the tax credits that they are eligible for. That includes the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and education credits.

Since 1984, the VITA program has engaged UIW faculty and student volunteers from the HEBSBA to help prepare basic, current year tax returns for these eligible taxpayers at no charge.

“Our VITA site is open to UIW community members as well as the larger external community. It is staffed with volunteers who see the value of providing this needed tax return preparation service to the community,” says Dr. April Poe, UIW associate professor of Accounting. “Every year we have returning volunteers who complete the training and assist taxpayers Saturday after Saturday during the filing season. Most of our volunteers are students and they get to see the direct impact of their tax help as they meet with grateful taxpayers. In addition, UIW actively supports this outreach by providing us with space to offer the tax preparation services.”

The UIW VITA program will be conducted every Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon starting now through April 13, 2024. The UIW VITA Clinic is located in the Joyce Building on the UIW-Broadway Campus.

If you would like help preparing your 2023 tax return, please schedule an appointment by emailing vita@uiwtx.edu. There are a limited number of appointments available on any given Saturday.

MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Valdes, Media and Public Relations Manager, Office of Communications & Brand Marketing, (210) 829-6001, (210) 422-4052 or michael.valdes@uiwtx.edu