Socorro ISD Students to Provide Free Tax Services

Socorro Independent School District students, in collaboration with GECU and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, will offer free tax services for community members now through April 18.

SISD Career and Technical Education students taking courses in business and accounting underwent 25 hours of training to become IRS income tax certified.

“Students are excited to utilize their customer service skills, accounting and business knowledge to provide free tax preparation services to our community members,” said Dahlia Acosta, career and technical education facilitator. “What they learn through these courses they use to give back to the community.”

Students will assist taxpayers who earn a maximum annual income of $54,000 with their 1040 EZ, 1040A and 1040 forms.

Services will be offered from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Socorro High School, 10150 Alameda; from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Pebble Hills High School, 14400 Pebble Hills Blvd; from 4-7 p.m. on  Thursdays at Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano Dr.; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at all three high schools.

Those interested in receiving the service should take a photo identification card, an original social security card for everyone listed in the income tax return, all W-2 wage statements for the 2016 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 car expense, property tax statements and if filing joint, both individuals must be present.