Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
For the first time ever, the San Benito CISD After School Program (ASP),through a special partnership with the United Way, will offer the tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
San Benito High School’s VITA Program student volunteers have received specialized training from a certified VITA volunteer or an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee and will be able to provide tax preparation service to taxpayers who do not have the ability to prepare their own tax returns.
In San Benito, the two ASP sites that have applied to become VITA sites are San Benito High School (SBHS), located at 450 South Williams Road, and San Benito Riverside Middle School (RMS), located at 35428 Padilla Street.
According to Laura Hees, Assistant Director of the SBCISD After School Program, the service will be available for any San Benito resident who earns less than $54,000 annually and who will file a basic tax return. The free service will be provided by the students and employees of the After School Program’s VITA Club.
Those individuals that qualify and are interested in the free tax preparation services are encouraged to contact the ASP office at (956) 361-6450 to schedule their appointment.