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 About Us

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax services to individuals that make $57,000 or less, to individuals with disabilities, to the elderly and to limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified Career and Technical Education (CTE) student and teacher volunteers from the United ISD VITA programs provide FREE basic income tax preparation services at L.B. Johnson High School, United High School and J.B. Alexander High School for low to moderate income individuals and families starting late January.

The United ISD VITA program is under the management of the United Independent School District Coalition. This program is under the direction of the Career and Technical Education Department: Ms. Angelica Sanchez, CTE Director, Claudia Gonzalez, Business and Community Partnership Coordinator and Mr. Jesus Berlanga, VITA Project Coordinator and under the operations of United ISD's VITA Site Coordinator Ms. Elizabeth Rodriguez and Site Coordinators, Cristina Gonzalez, Roman Quiroga and Adriana Bautista


 2018 Tax Season VITA Highlights

  • 1,714 Tax Returns Prepared
  • $4.2+ Million in Tax Refunds
  • $342,800 Savings in Tax Fees


 What To Bring

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents, and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security; Bring these even if you have done your taxes with VITA in the past.
  • Individual Tax Payer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse, and dependents, if you have been assigned an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • All wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099R) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statement(s) from your bank(s) (Forms 1099-Int, 1099-Div)
  • Bank routing and account numbers to set up Direct Deposit
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s employer information (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number (EIN))
  • If you and your spouse are filing a joint return, you both must be present
  • Advanced Child Tax Credit Letter 6419
  • Economic Impact Paymenter Letter 6475


  • Prueba de identidad
  • Tarjeta original de Seguro Social, de usted, su cónyuge y dependientes y/o una carta de verificación del número de seguro social emitida por la Administración del Seguro Social
  • Fecha de nacimiento suya, de su cónyuge y de los dependientes que aparecen en la declaración de
  • Carta del Departamento de IRS si usted, su cónyuge, y/o dependientes recibieron un número de
  • Comprobante de salario e ingresos en Formularios W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, de todos sus empleadores.
  • Estados bancarios de intereses y dividendos (Formulario 1099-Int, 1099-Div)
  • Número de ruta bancaria y número de cuenta para depósito directo
  • Monto total pagado a proveedores de cuidado en guardería y el número de identificación tributaria del proveedor (el número de seguro social del proveedor o el número de identificación del empleador del negocio)
  • Para presentar electrónicamente una declaración de impuestos conjunta, ambos deben estar presentes para firmar


 Locations And Times


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Alexander High School (Main Campus)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Adrianna Bautista, VITA Project Coordinator

(956) 473-5800



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Lyndon B. Johnson High School (Main Campus)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Christina Gonzalez, VITA Site Coordinator

(956) 473-5100



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United High School (Main Campus)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Elizabeth Rodriguez, VITA Site Coordinator

(956) 473-5600




 FREE File Option: UISD Partnering with United Way and HR Block

  • Income below $57,000
  • File your taxes free
  • Easy to use software
  • Free state return options are available

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 For General Questions & Information

VITA Program Coordinator Jesus Berlanga




 2018 National Awards and Recognitions

  • Nationally Ranked Two-Years In A Row
  • Partner Innovation - April 2017
  • Community Involvement - April 2017
  • Best Practice - April 2017


 VITA Student Volunteer Opportunities

  • IRS Tax Preparer Certification Earned
  • Accounting & Finance Pathway & Skills
  • For more information and VITA volunteer opportunities, contact your local high school


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