Foundation Communities offers free tax help for low-income families

In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, health care tax forms 8962 is seen in Washington. The Obama administration says about 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under the president’s law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of low-income Austin families can count on a program from Foundation Communities to to help them prepare their taxes for free. Last year, the non-profit organization helped file 20,000 tax returns.

Families and individuals who make less than $50,000 a year can come in for assistance. Across the Austin-area there are six locations that will be offering the services; most of the locations open in mid-January and all you need is an appointment.

2016 Tax Center Locations:

  • Community Financial Center – South, 2600 W. Stassney Ln., Austin
  • IDEA Allan, 1701 Vargas Rd., Austin
  • Lifeworks East Office, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin
  • Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock
  • Community Financial Center – North, 5900 Airport Blvd., Austin
  • Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd., Austin

For more information, you can contact the Community Tax Centers at 512-610-7374. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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