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2019 Tax Season

Are you able to complete your own tax return?

Free for Income under $36,000

Beyond Careers provides our Faciliated Self Assistance (FSA) for taxpayers who are able to complete their own tax return, under our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation program.  Beyond Careers FSA is under the IRS Free File VITA Program and powered through Turbo Tax and is now available.  Click on the following link:

Beyond Careers FSA

· You must NOT have already submitted your tax return for this current tax year.

· Can someone else claim you as a dependent?

· If you are a college student, and your parent or someone else can claim you, do NOT claim yourself.





· A copy of last year’s tax return

· All forms W-2 and 1099’s

· Information for other income

· Information about expenses

· Information for daycare expenses

· Bank account number and routing number (e.g. voided check) for direct deposit of refund

· Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN) cards for you, your spouse and all dependents




Financial Partners



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Participants in Beyond Careers VITA








Beyond Careers 8th Annual Education Symposium

at Westbury High School

Thursday, November 7, 2019


Theme:  Environmental/Conservation




Westbury High School

Brays Oaks Management District

Westbury Civic Club, Inc./Westbury Area Improvement Corp.

Bayou Preservation Association

Keep Houston Beautiful

Trees for Houston





Silver Sponsor

Community Partner

Community Sponsor

7th Annual Education Symposium

Beyond Careers Symposium attendees November 10, 2018

Cadet Ronald Arce,

AFJROTC Westbury High School



Panelist Ali Enes Cek, Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary, Vice-President

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





Results for Beyond Careers VITA 2018 tax season

Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax prepration program for taxpayers in the low-to-moderate income bracket helped taxpayers get their refunds and savings in tax preparation fees in the 2018 tax season for a total of $108,000





Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has benefitted from the generosity of the Comerica Charitable Foundation with a $5,000 contribution in October 2019.  We thank @ComericaBank for all that they do in the community and congratulate them on their 20th anniversary!



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."





Where's My Refund


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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


TaxSlayer login for volunteers


Enhance your volunteer experience!


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





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