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Free Income Tax Help with Neighborhood Tax Centers

Free Tax Help & Preparation in Greater Houston (en EspaƱol)
Neighborhood Tax Centers, an IRS VITA program, offers FREE quality tax preparation by IRS-certified tax preparers at their year round tax center located in Southwest Houston.
  • Free Tax Preparation
  • Free e-filing for FAST refund
  • Free direct deposit
  • Free Prior Year Returns and Amendments back to 2007
  • Free ITIN
  • Always walk-in service
Who BENEFITS from this service?
  • Families earning up to $50,000 and single individuals with no children earning up to $30,000.
  • Change of life circumstances such as divorce or unemployment and larger families with slightly higher incomes are taken into consideration.
  • Half of Houston earns less than $50,000, so if you aren't eligible, you know someone who is!
What IMPACT does this IRS VITA program have on the community?
  • In 2013, Neighborhood Tax Centers prepared 32,673 tax returns, putting $47 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 in 2012.

Call 2-1-1 for more information.
Year Round Baker-Ripley Tax Center Opens September 2013

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:
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 2007.

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

ITIN Services

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 713-669-5385 for more information on ITIN's.