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Free Tax Help & Preparation in Greater Houston

 

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VOLUNTEER

 

Neighborhood Centers Inc., a United Way Agency, offers free, quality tax preparation through its Neighborhood Tax Centers program. This free service helps families and individuals that earn up to $58,000.


Since 2009, Neighborhood Tax Centers has prepared over 177,000 tax returns, putting over $234 million back in the pockets of working families. Families save an average of $200 in tax preparation and predatory refund loans fees amounting to an overall savings of about $7 million per year.


Neighborhood Tax Centers, an IRS VITA program, offers free quality tax preparation by IRS-certified tax preparers.


Services

  • - Free current and prior year tax returns and amendments to 2009
  • - Fast refunds by free e-filing and direct deposit
  • - Free applications for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • - Free help with how the Affordable Care Act affects your taxes
  • - Matched savings programs available
  • - Friendly walk in service
  • - Ayuda en español

 

Who Benefits
Families and individuals that earn up to $58,000.
Changes of life circumstances such as divorce or unemployment and larger families with slighter higher incomes are taken into consideration.

What IMPACT does our Free Tax Preparation Program have on the community?

Since 2009, Neighborhood Tax Centers has prepared 174,750 tax returns, putting over $234 million back in the pockets of working families.  Families save an average of $200 in tax preparation and predatory refund loan fees amounting to an overall savings of about $6 million per year. Call 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE for more information.

 

Neighborhood Tax Centers is a program of Neighborhood Centers Inc., a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Houston community for more than 100 years.

 

What to Bring:
Click here to view and print a checklist (PDF) of what to bring.

 

We CAN Help You With:
-Individual returns with W-2s, 1099s, self-employed and cash income, social security, pensions
-Returns involving sale of stocks, withdrawal of retirement, education expenses, child care, 1099-C for cancellation of debt on your home or credit cards
-Schedules A, B and C for homeowners, interest and dividends and self-employed
-Tax Credits: Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, Education Credit, Child Care Credit
-Preparation of amended returns and prior year tax returns back to 2008.

 

We CANNOT Help You With:

-Capital gains and losses on investments without the purchase price and dates
-Depreciation or amortization of assets
-Purchase or sale of a business
-Businesses that claim use of a home or have inventory or employees
-Rental income
-Corporate returns
-Schedule K or K-1 income
-Non-resident returns (1040NR)
-Tax returns prior to 2007

 

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a number issued by the IRS and is used to file a tax return. Neighborhood Centers Inc. is an authorized acceptance agent and assists taxpayers with applying for ITINs at no charge. Call 2-1-1 or 713-273-3755 for more information on ITIN’s.

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

 

United Way THRIVE

The Hamill Foundation

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