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Free income tax preparation services for qualifying families at PSJA ISD

PHARR — The United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is currently offering free tax income tax preparation assistance services in two locations at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) to families earning less than $54,000 a year.


Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the VITA program offers free assistance to people with a household income of $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to individuals who qualify.


This year, tax preparation assistance is being provided at the PSJA College, Career & Technology Academy (1100 E. Highway 83 in Pharr) and the PSJA Bowie Parental Engagement Center (811 E. Bowie Ave. in Alamo) during the following dates and times:

 Free income tax preparation services at PSJA

PSJA College, Career & Technology Academy

Feb. 11 - April 8, 2017

Mondays: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Bowie Elementary Parental Literacy Center

Feb. 19  - April 6, 2017

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Both sites will be closed March 11-18 for Spring Break.


Those who qualify must provide a valid Identification and Social Security Cards or Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) for all household members to receive assistance. In addition to the following items, if applicable: Forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all employers; Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099); a copy of last year’s return if available; bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit; total amounts paid for day care providers and their tax identifying number. If filing a married joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.


For more information on the services offered, you may call Eslibeth Perez at 956-607-9030 or send an email to