Get Tax Prep Help for FREE

It’s the beginning of that time of the year again — tax season. Filing your taxes is not always a fun, but no need to worry, there are tax prep and filling services for qualifying (if you make less than $50,000 a year) individuals and families, available at no cost. United Way for Greater Austin’s vision is to create a thriving community for all, so with the help of Foundation Communities, we have complied a list of FREE tax preparation and filing services around town that can help make filing your taxes less stressful:

South Austin

Community Financial Center – 2600 West Stassney Lane, Austin, TX 78745 (corner of Stassney and West Gate) – 1st floor. Services available January 14th through April 18th.

IDEA Allan – 1701 Vargas Road, Austin, TX 78741. Services available January 26th through April 18th.

East Austin
Lifeworks East Office – 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin, TX 78702 – 1st floor. Services available January 19th through April 18th.

Round Rock
Round Rock Public Library – 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664 – Computer Lab. Services available January 20th through April 18th.

North Austin
Community Financial Center – 5900 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX, 78752. Services available January 16th through April 18th.

Asian American Resource Center – 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754. Services available January 27th through April 18th.

How to schedule an appointment?

You will soon be able to schedule an appointment for tax preparation – stay updated by visiting the Foundation Communities tax prep page.

What do you need to bring?

All individuals and families will need to bring social security cards or ITIN letters for everyone on the tax return, a photo ID, bank information (routing and account numbers for direct deposit) and last year’s tax return. Other documents are required for certain individuals and families such as medical expenses and child and dependent care expenses. Visit this page for a full-detailed checklist to make sure you have all the documents you will need in order to file.

If you prefer to get tax assistance online – here is a free online prep tool provided by United Way.

Last year, we helped 20,000+ individuals file tax returns. Click here to learn about our other Financial Stability programs that are helping individuals and families learn, save and thrive.