Austin Community College District (ACC) and Foundation Communities are teaming up to provide free tax preparation assistance for Central Texans.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) joined the college and Foundation Communities to announce the new program on Friday, February 9, at ACC Highland Campus.
The Prosper Tax Center provides free income tax assistance and education to Central Texans through the support of ACC and Foundation Communities. Staff and students will work with Central Texans to discover and claim all eligible tax credits and file their tax returns.
“One in five families are leaving money on the table through the Earned Tax Credit. We take it to a whole new level to get ACC involved. This will involve many ACC students, so it is a great learning experience and will benefit the students,” says Doggett. “Let’s work together to get all the help out to our community.”
The site will be staffed by tax experts and supported by ACC students, including many in the college’s accounting program. It provides paid job training opportunities for students.
“This opportunity allows them to apply their classroom knowledge in a practical setting. It will develop their skills and make them more competitive in the job market,” says Dr. Shasta Buchanan, ACC vice chancellor of Student Affairs. “Not only will it provide training, but our students can use the Prosper Tax Center to secure the best tax refund, which becomes a critical financial resource for our students.”
The space will be available throughout the tax season inside the ACCelerator at ACC Highland Campus. Support is available to moderate to low-income community members. Additionally, bilingual support will be available.
- Claim your household’s maximum 2023 tax refund
- File prior year tax returns
- Get help responding to IRS letters
- Complete ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) applications
The site is open most Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout tax season.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit austincc.edu/prospertax.