CBC Beeville and Alice to Offer Free Tax Preparation Services

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2017

 Contact: Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, (361) 354-2258 

BEEVILLE–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 in the Beeville and Alice CBC locations from Monday, January 23 through Tuesday, April 18.

The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Coastal Bend College, Beeville

3800 Charco Road, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building, Room T-114

Open M&W 4-8 p.m.; T&Th 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; F 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday – appointment only (Contact Lupita Ramirez 866-722-2838 x2505 or x2760 for Sat. appts.)

Closed March 13-17 and April 14-17

  • Coastal Bend College, Alice

704 Coyote Trail, Room 164 Alice

Open M&W 8 a.m. -noon and 5:30-7 p.m.; T&Th 2-7 p.m.; Saturday by appointment (Contact Vicky Trevino 866-891-2981 x3060 for Sat. appt)

Closed March 13-17 and April 14-17

To help accurately determine EITC eligibility and prepare their returns, taxpayers should bring:

  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Valid Social Security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents
  • Birth dates for primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Forms 1095-A B or C Affordable Care Act statement
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers if requesting direct deposit
  • Proof of daycare expenses paid in 2016 including provider’s name, address and Federal ID #
  • If married and filing jointly, both spouses must be present

 

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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