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What is VITA?

What is VITA?

Where can I get help?

Where can I get help?

Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Economically Empowering Families in El Paso

DOLLARS SAVED IN TAX-PREPARATION FEES IN 2021
3100000
DOLLARS SAVED IN TAX-PREPARATION FEES IN 2021
DOLLARS IN TAX REFUNDS
19500000
DOLLARS IN TAX REFUNDS

WHAT IS EITC?

EITC

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working families that helps reduce the amount of tax that they owe and may even give them a refund. To qualify, you must have earned income and meet some basic requirements. You can even file your taxes from up to three years ago free of charge if you think you might have qualified! In 2021, VITA helped claim $7.5 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. Ask your VITA volunteer if you qualify!

RECOVERY REBATE CREDIT

The Recovery Rebate Credit is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Any eligible individual who did not receive the full amount of the recovery rebate as an advance payment, also known as an Economic Impact Payment, can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR. Generally, this credit will increase the amount of your tax refund or lower the amount of the tax you owe.

Recovery Rebate

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Our trained, bilingual IRS volunteers are ready to help you file your taxes!
Art Martinez

Art Martinez

Eight-Year VITA Volunteer | Tax Preparer
“I feel that other tax-preparation services charge way too much. It’s an important service that we provide for the community and I’m so proud to be a part of it.”
Pam Sida

Pam Sida

Six-Year VITA Volunteer | Tax Preparer
“I started volunteering so I could gain a better understanding of tax laws but after the first year, I was inspired to continue volunteering and keep my passion for helping the community going.”
Tony Ponce

Tony Ponce

Five-Year VITA Volunteer | Greeter
“Helping people and getting those sincere thank-yous are great for the soul and it’s what keeps bringing me back every year.”

OUR PARTNERS

Thank you to all of our partners for making the VITA program such a success for our community!