Conexion Del Rio/Staff report

DEL RIO,TX–The Housing Authority of the City of Del Rio will be offering is annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which provides FREE tax assistance to residents of Del Rio and its surrounding areas. 

The Housing Authority has been participating in the VITA program for over 31 years. The VITA program is a FREE program offered by the IRS and partnering agencies for anyone who makes less than $54,000 a year. 

In addition to the IRS, we also receive assistance from H.E.B., The City of Del Rio Gateway Apartments and even Xerox. 

This year if people don’t want to wait, we even offer a website where you can file your own return 100% FREE if you make less than $64,000. There is also over the phone tax support and even a chat box. 

The website is http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

All volunteers which come in contact with any tax information are IRS Certified. 

Not only do we offer Tax preparation services but VITA sites also deliver tax law changes, outreach to the community, financial education and asset building, so that clients can save a portion of their EITC refunds for a retirement plan and even purchase U.S. Saving Bonds. 

Our Preparation Site will be open on January 24, 2016 at the John Rowland Center which is located at 440 W. Martin. Hours of operation will be Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  

We look forward to seeing everyone.