Free tax preparation services available at CBC

Headline: Free tax preparation services available at CBC

Sub Headline: Services available from January through April

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is offering free tax preparation services through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Members of the community with household incomes of $60,000 or less are eligible to receive free basic tax return preparation services. Free tax preparation services will be provided at the Beeville, Alice and Pleasanton CBC locations from Tuesday, January 19 through Friday, April 15. Free tax services are not available at the CBC Kingsville location.

In Beeville, tax preparation services will be offered inside the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Building inside room O-106. In Alice the services will be offered in room 215 and Pleasanton in room 130.

The hours of operation for the Beeville and Pleasanton tax preparation services are as follows:

  • Monday: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: By Appointment Only
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Hours of operation for the Alice location tax preparation services include:

  • Monday & Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: By Appointment Only

In order to have your taxes electronically submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you must bring the following items:

  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • A photo ID
  • Social security cards for all individuals who are included on the tax return
  • Earning statements (W-2 or 1099 from each employer)
  • Interest and dividend statements
  • Receipts for child care expenses
  • Bank routing and account numbers
  • Retirement income forms
  • Education payments (1098-T from educational institutions)

CBC students should note that the program will provide them with the information that is needed to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be found online at www.fafsa.gov and students should use CBC’s school code number of 003546 to ensure the College receives their application.

Individuals are able to make an appointment by contacting the Beeville campus via phone at (361) 354-2505; the Alice site at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3028; or the Pleasanton site at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1202. Questions regarding CBC’s free tax preparation services should be directed to CBC’s Associate Professor of Accounting Lupita Ramirez at (361) 354-2505 or via email at gramirez@coastalbend.edu.

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