There are several resources that provide free tax return prep in Houston for low income taxpayers.

VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offers free tax help to individuals that make $54,000, persons with limited disabilities, and those with very limited English speaking abilities. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation.

There are two VITA sites in Houston and surrounding areas:

ProviderDistanceDatesHoursLanguagesAppointment
NTC-NCI
4500 BISSONNET, SUITE 200
BELLAIRE, TX 77401
713-957-4357
5.4 MI01 APR 2016 –
01 NOV 2016
MON10:00AM2:00PM
TUE10:00AM2:00PM
WED10:00AM2:00PM
THU10:00AM2:00PM
FRI10:00AM2:00PM
SAT10:00AM2:00PM
SPANISH
CHINESE
VIETNAMESE
ENGLISH
NOT REQUIRED
BEYOND CAREERS VITA
12231 SANDPIPER DR.
HOUSTON, TX 77035
10.8 MI13 FEB 2016 –
15 OCT 2016
SAT10:00AM2:00PM
ENGLISHNOT REQUIRED

For more information see VITA Houston – What to Bring.

Neighborhood Tax Centers

Neighborhood Tax Centers provide free tax preparation to families and individuals earning less than $58,000 from January 1 through April 15. No appointments; walk-ins only.

More information about Neighborhood Tax Centers in Houston can be found here: Neighborhood Tax Center Info.

AARP

AARP Tax-Aid centers provide free tax return preparation for low income taxpayers and free tax consultations to all seniors over the age of 60 regarding pensions and retirement planning. Tax-Aid center locations are open from late January/early February to April 15 and locations/hours change every year. Check the AARP webpage during that time to locate a site near you.