2023 Tax Season

Beyond Careers has been a registered community partner with the Internal Revenue Service - Stakeholder Partnerships. Education & Communication (IRS-SPEC) and was established as a mobile Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to provide free tax preparation for taxpayers in the low-to-moderate income bracket.  

In addition to our partnership with the IRS-SPEC, Beyond Careers VITA will have virtual tax preparation and partner with GetYourRefund (GYR) for taxpayers to securely upload their tax documents.  GYR is also another measure that helps avoid identity theft.  This will be Year 3 of the partnership between GYR and Beyond Careers.  

To have your tax return completed virtually, set up your account to upload your tax documents in the secure GetYourRefund (GYR) portal for the 2023 tax season beginning:

January 31, 2024

To set up your GYR account and upload tax documents, the taxpayers will need a computer with a camera and internet connectivity or a mobile device.

click on the following link: 




Virtual VITA with Students

Beyond Careers has expanded our program to include an initiative called Virtual VITA with Students.  VITA is on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved curriculum List for Public School Accountability under the College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Rate for Schools and Industry-Based Certifications (IBC).  

Some schools will have the Virtual VITA only program if CCMR and IBC are not applicable for them.



Virtual VITA with CCMR and IBC in Houston, Texas

Northside High School


Virtual VITA only in Houston, Texas

East Early College High School


Are you able to prepare your own tax return?, click on: My Free Taxes 


· You must NOT have already submitted your tax return for the 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.


H&R Block has removed the income cap for MyFreeTaxes. It's now free to anyone with a simple return.  Click on the weblink above.


Threshold for Tax Year 2023

The low-to-moderate income threshold for FY 2024, Tax Year 2023, is $66,000. 


The threshold is based on tax year 2023 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

The AGI limits must each be less than as shown below: 

• $56,838 ($63,398 if Married Filing Jointly) with three or more qualifying children 

• $52,918 ($59,478 if Married Filing Jointly) with two qualifying children 

• $46,560 ($53,120 if Married Filing Jointly) with one qualifying child 

• $17,640 ($24,210 if Married Filing Jointly) with no qualifying child 


The maximum EITC credit for 2023: 

• $7,430 with three or more qualifying children 

• $6,604 with two qualifying children 

• $3,995 with one qualifying child 

• $600 with no qualifying child 


Investment income limit: $11,000



Where's My Refund 

View Your Tax Account

Get Identity PIN

Get Transcript

Paying Estimated Taxes 

Steps for Tax Filing Season 

Earned Income Tax Credit

Address in Texas to mail tax return


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