Financial Stability

Austin Tax Preparation

Community Tax Center

During the 2019 filing season, we prepared 20,075 tax returns for hard-working, low-income families and individuals, generating $35.4 million in refunds. Our services are free and saved families an estimated $5 million in tax preparation fees.

Click here for a detailed report on the 2019 tax season »

2019 Locations & Schedules

The Community Tax Centers will be open June 11 to October 15, 2019.

Click here to download our flyer with the locations.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

ASL appointments available for the Deaf / Hard of Hearing. Call 512-610-7374 -or- when scheduling your appointment make a note in the Special Instructions section to request an ASL interpreter.



The Community Tax Centers assists with ITIN applications and ITIN renewals.

The following ITINs must be renewed:

– ITINs with middle digits 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, or 82 must be renewed before you file for any year.
– ITINs that have not been used for any of the past three years (e.g. 2015, 2016, and 2017) must be renewed before you file for any year.

If your ITIN’s middle digits are 83, 84, 85, 86, or 87, it will expire 12/31/2019. You can renew now or during the next filing season. Since it is not yet expired, the renewal does not have to be done today in order to file your 2018 or prior-year return. Once it has expired, you will need to renew it in order to file for any year.

Contact the Community Tax Centers:


Phone: 512-610-7374


We prepare taxes for free for individuals and families who make less than $55,000 annually. If there are more than four people in your household, then your income eligibility increases by $5,000 for each additional family member.

What to Bring

Download this What to Bring Checklist to make sure you bring everything
you need to have your taxes prepared at one of our Community Tax Centers.


Ready to file on your own?

If you are comfortable using a computer and would like to prepare your own taxes without paying for the software, we recommend a self-prep software available through this website. It’s fast, easy and free if you make under $66,000 annually. Click here to get started! »


Interested in volunteering?

Our tax centers rely upon hundreds of volunteers who serve as tax preparers, client liaisons and translators. Click here for more information. »

Frequently Asked Questions

Question about taxes you filed with us?

Email or call 512-610-7374.
We will return your phone call as soon as possible.


Where’s my refund?

If you haven’t received your refund yet, go to and use their “Where’s my refund?” tool on the right hand side of the page. You’ll need your tax return handy.


Where can I get a copy of my tax return transcript or tax account transcript?

Click here for an easy-to-use guide on tax transcripts.


Are you experiencing issues with the IRS?

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) may be able to help. TAP is a Federal Advisory Committee made up of volunteers. Based on feedback from the public, TAP members are dedicated to helping taxpayers improve IRS customer service and responsiveness to taxpayer needs.

Click here for more information or call 1-888-912-1227.


Do you only prepare taxes in Austin?

During filing season, we have five locations in Austin and one location in Round Rock.

Year-round services are available at our Community Financial Centers.

Other organizations offer free tax-prep in Williamson County.
Click here for a list of those sites. »


 How can I volunteer at a Community Tax Center?

Our tax centers rely upon hundreds of volunteers who serve as tax preparers, client liaisons and translators. Click here for more information.



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