The Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition seeks volunteers to provide tax preparation assistance during the 2020 tax filing season. VITA provides free income tax filing services for qualifying individuals and families, allowing them to retain more of their income by avoiding fees and utilizing tax credits.

There are no prerequisites for those interested in volunteering. All volunteers must complete an IRS-certified VITA training and pass the certification test before assisting taxpayers.

A free two-day training will be held at Del Mar College-East Campus Nov. 9th and 23rd from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., with additional trainings planned for early 2020. Training session will be at the Venters Business Building, second floor computer lab. All materials and training are supplied free of charge by the IRS to certify volunteers as VITA tax preparers.

Those wishing to attend our two-day training are asked to RSVP to Jamey Byrne at