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Get (or Give) Free Help Filing Taxes

Last updated on February 22, 2024

Have you filed your 2023 tax return yet? The April 15 deadline is quickly approaching! Before you hire someone to help you, however, consider your options. You may qualify for free help filing your taxes.

Or, maybe you want to learn how to prepare taxes, and then help others? Let’s talk about your options:

In-Person Tax Help

In 2023, did you earn less than $64,000?

If so, you likely qualify for free tax prep services available through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Open days, evening and weekends, VITA offers free in-person tax prep services.

This means more money in your pocket!

An IRS-certified volunteer will help you prepare your tax return for filing. Help is available in English and Spanish at more than 50 VITA locations in the DFW metroplex. Many locations are DART accessible.

VITA is available at some Dallas College locations too:

* VITA support at Dallas College is sponsored by Foundation Communities and Sharing Life Community Outreach.

Training and Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help your community and increase your earning potential? Become an IRS-certified tax preparer or client liaison and volunteer at a VITA site.

Free training is available through Foundation Communities. No accounting experience is needed!

Sign up today through Foundation Communities.

Are you a Dallas College student or employee interested in volunteering? Email Professor Pierre at by March 1 with the subject line “VITA Volunteer.” She will then send you information about a virtual training specifically for Dallas College volunteers on March 6 and 7.

Volunteers must commit to serving at least 25 hours.

Make Your Money Go Even Further

Free tax prep services on campus is just one of the many ways Dallas College is helping students make their money go even further. The college routinely hosts free financial aid help sessions.

United Way Dallas  also has tons of information about financial resources to make your money go further.

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