No appointments walk-ins only - Free tax help at Neighborhood centers

Neighborhood Centers Inc., a United Way Agency, offers free, quality tax preparation through its Neighborhood Tax Centers program. This free service helps families and individuals that earn up to $58,000.

Since 2009, Neighborhood Tax Centers has prepared over 177,000 tax returns, putting over $234 million back in the pockets of working families. Families save an average of $200 in tax preparation and predatory refund loans fees amounting to an overall savings of about $7 million per year.

Neighborhood Tax Centers, an IRS VITA program, offers free quality tax preparation by IRS-certified tax preparers.

Services

  • - Free current and prior year tax returns and amendments to 2009
  • - Fast refunds by free e-filing and direct deposit
  • - Free applications for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • - Free help with how the Affordable Care Act affects your taxes
  • - Matched savings programs available
  • - Friendly walk in service
  • - Ayuda en español
Who Benefits
Families and individuals that earn up to $58,000.
Changes of life circumstances such as divorce or unemployment and larger families with slighter higher incomes are taken into consideration.


We CAN Help You With:
- Individual returns with W-2s, 1099s, self-employed and cash income, social security, pensions
- Returns involving sale of stocks, retirement withdrawal, education expenses, child care, 1099-C for cancellation of debt on your home or credit cards
- Schedules A, B and C for homeowners, interest and dividends and self-employed
- Tax Credits: Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, Education Credit, Child Care Credit
- Preparation of amended returns and prior year tax returns back to 2009


 We CANNOT Help You With:

- Depreciation or amortization of assets
- Rental income
- Purchase or sale of a business
- Business that claim use of a home or have inventory or employees
- Capital gains and losses on investments beyond one or two sales
- Non-resident returns (1040NR)
- Corporate returns

 Locations
14 convenient locations during tax season through Greater Houston.


SOUTHWEST

1 Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center

6500 Rookin, 77074

Open thru Oct 31. Call 2-1-1.

Jan, Feb, Apr: M-F 9-7; Sat 9-4

Open Sun 1-5 on 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 4/12

March: M-F 9-6; Sat 9-3

2 Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center

3810 W Fuqua St, 77045

Jan, Feb, Apr: M, W, F 9-3; T, Th 4-7; Sat 11-3

March: M, W, F 9-3; Sat 11-3

CENTRAL

3 Ripley House Neighborhood Center

4410 Navigation Blvd, 77011

Jan, Feb, Apr: M-F 10-6:30; Sat 9-2

March: M-Th 10-6; F 10-4; Sat 9-2

4 Lakewood Church

3700 Southwest Fwy, 77027

T, F 6:15-8; Sat 9-2

Closed Saturday Jan 31, Feb 21, Apr 4

Open Wednesday April 15

WEST

5 Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Dr, 77036

M, Th 1-6; Sat 12:30-6

Closed Saturday February 14

6 St. Cyril Catholic Church

10503 Westheimer Rd, 77042

T, Th 4-8; Sat 9-4

Closed Saturday April 4

FORT BEND

7 United Way Fort Bend

Service Center

10435 Greenbough Dr, Stafford 77477

M, T, Th 10-7; Sat 9-2

SPRING BRANCH

8 Memorial Assistance Ministries

1625 Blalock Rd, 77080

M, T, Th, F 12-7; Sat 9-3; Sun 12-4

Closed Sunday April 5

NORTH

9 Acres Homes Multi-Service Center

6719 W. Montgomery, 77091

Jan, Feb, Apr: M, T 10-7; W, F 10-5; Sat 10-2

March: M, T 10-6; W, F 10-5; Sat 10-2

10 LINC Houston

161 West Rd, 77037 (exit 59 on I-45)

Jan, Feb, Apr: M-F 10-7; Sat 9-4

March: M-F 11-7; Sat 9-1

EAST

11 Wendel D. Ley YMCA

15055 Wallisville Rd, 77049

Jan, Feb, Apr: M, T, Th, 11-6:30; Sat 9-2

March: M, T, Th 12-6:30; Sat 10-2

Closed Saturday April 4

SOUTHEAST

12 Sunnyside Multi-Service Center

4605 Wilmington St, 77051

M-F 9-5

PASADENA

13 Cleveland-Ripley

Neighborhood Center

720 Fairmont Pkwy, 77504

Jan, Feb, Apr: M-F 10-7; Sat 10-4

March: M-Th 10-7; F 10-4; Sat 10-2

CLEAR LAKE

14  United Way Bay Area Service Center

1300 Bay Area Blvd, 77058

Jan, Feb, Apr: M-Th 10-7; Sat 10-1

March: M-Th 10-6; Sat 10-1

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