El Pasoans have several options when filing their taxes for free this year, thanks to the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Filing taxes is always a nerve-wracking experience, so El Pasoans who need help filing their taxes this year have several options, including filing for free in-person or online and select days and hours for senior citizens.

City of El Paso Parks and Recreation:

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation has teamed up with AARP TaxAide to offer free income tax preparation by appointment only. (No Drop-ins Accepted)

  • March 3 – April 14, 2021
  • Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron St.
  • Services will be available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • To make an appointment, call 915-212-0391.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tax preparation site will be drop-off only.

What To Bring:

  • Photo ID of the taxpayer(s)
  • Original Social Security cards or social security statement (SSA-1099) of the taxpayer(s) and all dependents
  • All W-2s, 1099s for interest and dividends, broker statements, 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC, 1099-R, CSA 1099-R, SSA-1099, 1099-G (unemployment), and other 1099s or W-2G (gambling winnings) that you received for the 2020 tax year
  • The amounts received for the two stimulus payments
  • Any records to support deductions if resident plans to itemize or claim the charitable deduction (this year only, up to $300 in cash donations with receipts or canceled checks).
  • Last year’s tax return for comparison

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 915-212-0391.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free in-person tax preparation at various locations or online at freetaxeselpaso.org.

On-Line:

Drop-Off Locations:

Boys & Girls Club of El Paso

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 801 S. Florence St. El Paso, Texas 79901
  • February 13–April 10
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Americas High School

  • 12101 Pellicano Drive El Paso, Texas 79936
  • February 18–April 15
  • Thursdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15–19)

Bel Air High School

  • 731 N. Yarbrough Drive El Paso, Texas 79915
  • February 8–April 12
  • Mondays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15)

El Dorado High School

  • 12401 Edgemere Blvd. El Paso, Texas 79938
  • February 17–April 14
  • Wednesdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15–19)

GECU VITA Site at Eastridge Plaza

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 1220 Wedgewood Drive, Suite 2 El Paso, Texas 79925
  • February 1–April 15
  • Monday–Thursday: 4–7 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Special hours for senior citizens: Tuesdays: 8 a.m. –10 a.m.

Montwood High School

  • 12000 Montwood Drive El Paso, Texas 79936
  • February 16–April 13
  • Tuesdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15–19)

Mountain View High School

  • 14964 Greg Drive El Paso, Texas 79938
  • February 17–April 14
  • Wednesdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 10 & 17)

Pebble Hills High School

  • 14400 Pebble Hills Blvd. El Paso, Texas 79938
  • February 18–April 15
  • Thursdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15–19)

Centro Comunitario Socorro Ramirez in Horizon

  • 106 Peyton Road El Paso, Texas 79928
  • February 8–April 15
  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Eastlake High School

  • 13000 Emerald Pass Ave. El Paso, Texas 79928
  • February 16–April 13
  • Tuesdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15–19)

Del Valle High School

  • 950 Bordeaux Drive El Paso, Texas 79907
  • February 1–April 15
  • Mondays & Thursdays: 4–8 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15 & 18)

Socorro High School

  • 10150 Alameda Ave. El Paso, Texas 79927
  • February 15–April 12
  • Mondays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 15–19)

Workforce Solutions Borderplex

  • 8825 North Loop Drive, #122 El Paso, Texas 79907
  • February 9–April 13
  • Tuesdays: 2–6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m.–noon

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

  • Tigua Business Center 9180 Socorro Road, Building B
  • El Paso, Texas 79907
  • February 1–April 15
  • Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m (First 20 people)

Bowling Family YMCA

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 5509 Will Ruth Ave. El Paso, Texas 79924
  • February 8–April 15
  • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

GECU US-54 & Cohen

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 4521 Cohen Ave. El Paso, Texas 79924
  • February 8–April 12
  • Mondays: 5–7 p.m.

Lower Dyer Community Center

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 3506 Fillmore Ave. El Paso, Texas 79930
  • February 2–April 13
  • Tuesdays: 9–11 a.m. & 1–4 p.m.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

  • Medical Education Building, Room 1110
  • 5001 El Paso Drive El Paso, Texas 79905
  • February 10–April 4
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jefferson High School

  • 4700 Alameda Ave. El Paso, Texas 79905
  • February 10–April 14
  • Wednesdays: 4:30–7 p.m.
  • (Closed March 17)

Canutillo High School

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 6675 S. Desert Blvd. El Paso, Texas 79932
  • Wednesday, February 24: 5–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 3, 10 & 24: 5–8 p.m.

GECU Terrace at the UTEP Sun Bowl Stadium

  • (New Mexico tax filing available)
  • 2701 Sun Bowl Drive El Paso, Texas 79902
  • February 9–April 13
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5–7 p.m.

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