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Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free Tax Preparation

in partnership with

Internal Revenue Service - Stakeholder Partnerships, Education &



For taxpayers in the low-to-moderate income bracket



Let us know if someone else can claim you as a dependent.

If you are a college student, make certain you know if anyone else can claim you.





Click on the "Contact Us" link to get e-mail for locations. 









Beyond Careers VITA volunteers are IRS-Certified at a minimum of  the Advanced level.  Most volunteers are accounting students from Houston Community College (HCC) and Houston Baptist University and are eligible to have membership with the Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary with a specified number of VITA events where they volunteer.  HCC accounting students are also eligible for Service-Learning or Community Service. 





Partner Innovation Recognition Certificate

IRS-SPEC/VITA/TCE Program recognized the University of Houston-Downtown and Beyond Careers for Remarkable Relationships.  The certificate was signed by the National Director of SPEC for "support, dedication and commitment to building strong communities through the Volunteer Return Preparation Program."





Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has benefitted from the generosity of the Comerica Charitable Foundation with a $5,000 contribution in December 2017.  We thank @ComericaBank for all that they do in the community and congratulate them on their 20th anniversary!



6th Annual Education Symposium



5th Annual Education Symposium

Westbury JROTC, HCC Trustee, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz and Barbara Davis at Beyond Careers 5th Annual Education Symposium



Tax Preparation after a Natural Disaster

 Beyond Careers will have a Certified public accountant present information for those taxpayers affected by hurricane harvey.  flyers will be provided before tax season in 2018 for locations for those taxpayers and others to have their tax return prepared by irs-certified taxpayers at no cost to them.  these irs-certified tax preparers will be certified publiic accountants, accountants and other professionals.  a casualty loss can be claimed on the 2017 tax returns if itemizing. 


Click on following links:


Federally Declared Disaster Area Pub 3067

Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts Pub 547

Casualties and Thefts Form 4684

Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook Pub 584

Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook Pub 584B

Reconstructing Records After a Natural Disaster

Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses Pub 2194

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief

Guía de Recursos en caso de Desastres Para personas físicas y negocios 2017

Basis of Assets Pub 551

Copy of Transcript

Request for Copy of Tax Return Form 4506

Request for Transcript of Tax Return Form 4506T

Write in red letter across the top of Forms 4506 & 4506-T HURRICANE HARVEY to get expedited processing & waive user fee



Where's My Refund


Get Transcript


Paying Estimated Taxes


Steps for Tax Filing Season


Earned Income Tax Credit


Electronic Filing PIN


Address in Texas to mail tax return


IRS Outreach Corner – Taxpayers that missed the filing Deadline

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)


If you need to file a tax return in 2018 and your ITIN has expired or will expire before you file in 2018, we recommend that you submit your renewal application now to prevent potential delays in the processing of your return. If you use an expired ITIN on a U.S. tax return, it will be processed and treated as timely filed, but without any exemptions and/or credits claimed and no refund will be paid at that time. You’ll receive a notice explaining the delay in any refund and that the ITIN has expired. 





TaxSlayer login for volunteers


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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer, if you are working, your company may provide charitable contributions to the non-profit organization where you volunteer. To get more information about Beyond Careers for your consideration in submitting the request to your company, contact us at




Partnering to provide specialized training and volunteers for 1040NR non-resident student/scholars tax returns






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