Using your tax return to reduce your unpaid child support is an easy way to give your child the support they deserve and can help you get back on track. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) program that helps eligible taxpayers prepare and file basic tax returns for free.

To qualify for this program, you need to have:  

  • been employed during the year 2022; and  
  • had an income less than or equal to $60,000. 





The benefits of filing your taxes with VITA are:

  • Tax returns are prepared by IRS-certified VITA volunteers.
  • The services are free and available at multiple locations with flexible hours.
  • Returns are submitted to the IRS electronically.
  • It helps eligible families take advantage of available tax credits.
  • Tax returns may help reduce past-due child support.

What documents will I need to file my taxes with VITA?

  • Driver's license or photo identification.
  • Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for all members of your family.
  • All W-2 Forms.
  • 1099 Forms (if applicable).
  • Account number for electronic deposit of refund.

To find a VITA location near you, visit or

call 2-1-1.

Free tax preparation is not a service of the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division. Information provided by the Texas Attorney General is in compliance with Texas Family Code § 231.123.