Miami Dade College Will Offer Free Tax Preparation Feb. 3 – April 14

Miami, Jan. 13, 2023 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again provide free tax preparation services to low-income individuals, the elderly and non-English speaking residents throughout Miami-Dade County as part of the Internal Revenue’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Limited services will be provided from Feb. 3– April 14 at six MDC campuses throughout the county.

Launched 30 years ago, the VITA program originated at the Wolfson Campus and was later extended to other campuses. Students are trained to prepare free individual income tax returns for other students, their families and the general public. They are supervised by MDC Miguel B. Fernandez School of Global Business, Trade and Transportation professors and experienced coordinators, who review the returns before they are filed electronically with the IRS.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer these services throughout Miami-Dade County by reactivating Hialeah, Homestead and Padron Campus locations this year,” said Dr. Ana M. Cruz, MDC Wolfson Campus School of Global Business chair.

Requirements to have taxes prepared through the VITA program: Bring a social security card and social security cards of any dependents to be claimed; Photo ID; W-2 earnings statement; 1099 MISC (for self-employed only); 1099 INT (interest income); 1098T tuition statement, 1095A health insurance marketplace statement, copy of last year’s federal return, and any documents pertaining to expenses to be claimed.

Federal income tax returns must be mailed postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

MDC VITA locations and hours:

Padron Campus
627 SW 27 Ave. / Miami, FL 33135
Room 6022-00
Fridays only, Feb. 3 to April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
(Closed on Friday, April 7)
VITA Coordinator: Prof. Elisa Fernandez
Telephone number: 305-237-6484
Languages: English and Spanish

Hialeah Campus
1780 West 49 St. / Hialeah, FL 33012
Room 2217
Thursdays only, Feb. 9 to April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
VITA Coordinator: Professor Nicole Orr
Telephone number: 305-237-8558
Languages: English and Spanish

Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace / Homestead, FL 33030
Room D 307
Saturdays only, Feb. 9 to April 1, from 9 a.m. to Noon.
(Closed on Sat., February 18)
VITA Coordinator: Professor Jeanelly Mairena
Telephone number: 305-237-5109
Languages: English and Spanish

Kendall Campus
11011 SW 104th Street / Miami, FL 33176
Building R, Room R404 and R408
Mondays and Thursdays only, Feb. 6 to April 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Closed on Monday, February 20)
Only scheduled appointments accepted
VITA Coordinator: Professors Silvina Barros and Cesar De Castro
Telephone number: 305-237-2375
Languages: English and Spanish

North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue / Miami, FL 33167
Location Building 3, First Floor, Room 3101
Mondays and Thursdays only, Feb. 6 to April 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Closed on Monday, February 20)
Only scheduled appointments accepted
VITA Coordinator: Professor Julio Borges
Telephone number: 305-237-1199
Languages: English, Spanish and Creole

Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue / Miami, FL 33132
Location Room TBA
Tuesdays and Saturdays only, Feb. 7 to April 11
Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Closed on Sat., February 18 and April 8)
Only scheduled appointments accepted
VITA Coordinator: Professor Patrick Michel
Telephone number: 305-237-3151
Languages: English and Spanish

For more information about the MDC/IRS VITA program, please call 305-237-3151.