Free, easy tax filing offered at Eastlake, others SISD schools for community members

Tax season is here, and students in the Socorro Independent School District are set to help community members file free of charge.

SISD students, with the help of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, will offer tax preparation services from February 3 through April 15 at Eastlake High, as well as Americas, Socorro, Montwood and Pebble Hills high schools.

To receive services, taxpayers with an annual income of $56,000 or less can show up to one of the sites from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to file their 1040 EZ, 1040A and 1040 forms. The process for a typical return takes about 30 minutes.

Taxpayers who are disabled, elderly or limited English speakers who make above the maximum income may still be assisted in their tax preparations.

Individuals should take a photo identification card, original social security card for everyone listed in the income tax return, W-2 wage statements for the 2019 year, 1099-SSA, 1099-R and 1099-G, work expenses, 1095 health coverage, direct deposit information, the 1098 for student loans, proof of child dependent care expenses, and property tax statements. If filing joint, both individuals must be present.

The students are certified for basic preparations and advanced preparations for self-employment and retirement.

“We have a lot of repeat student volunteers because they enjoy doing this,” said Christopher Nwihim, business academy coordinator at Pebble Hills High School. “They enjoy the challenge and want to assist the community, so the feedback has been nothing but positive.”

When:             Feb. 3 through April 15, 2020   |   4:30 to 7 p.m.

Eastlake High School, 13000 Emerald Pass

Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26

March 3, 4, 24, 25 and 31

April 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15

Other SISD income tax preparation sites include:

Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano Dr.

Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27

March 3, 5, 24, 26, and 31

April 2, 7, 9, 14 and 15

Socorro High School, 10150 Alameda Dr.

Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26

March 2, 4, 25 and 30

April 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15

Pebble Hills High School, 14400 Pebble Hills Blvd

Feb. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 and 27

March 2, 5, 26 and 30

April 2, 6, 9, 13 and 15

Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood Dr.

Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27

March 3, 5, 24, 26 and 31

April 2, 7, 9, 14 and 15

El Dorado High School, 12401 Edgemere Blvd

Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26

March 2, 4, 25 and 30

April 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15

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