Miami Dade College Will Offer Free Tax Preparation Feb. 4 – April 13

Miami, Jan. 6, 2020 – 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). Services will be provided from Feb. 4– April 13, 2020 at various MDC campuses.

Launched 27 years ago, the VITA program initially began 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. Every year the college wide VITA Program has between 80 and 100 student volunteers.

Last year, a total of 2,619 individual income tax returns were prepared at the MDC sites. These returns generated nearly $3 million, including more than $1 million earned income credit (EIC). Overall, the program has given back to the residents of Miami-Dade County more than $50 million in refunds since it began a quarter century ago.

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); and any documents pertaining to expenses to be claimed.

Federal income tax returns must be mailed postmarked no later than Monday, April 15, 2020. 

MDC VITA locations and hours:

MDC’s Wolfson Campus (Feb. 4 – April 13, 2020)
300 NE Second Ave., Room 1156
Walk-ins:  Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tel. (305) 237-3151
Languages spoken:  English and Spanish

MDC’s North Campus (Feb.  4 – April 13, 2020)
11380 NW 27th Ave., Bldg. 3, First Floor, Room 3101
Walk-ins: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tel. 305-237-1199
Languages spoken:  English, Spanish, and Creole

MDC’s Kendall Campus (Feb.  4 – April 13, 2020)
11011 SW 104th St., Computer Courtyard, Bldg. 2, Room 2118
Walk-ins:  Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (first come, first served)
Tel. 305-237-2502 or 305-237-2375
Additional information: Taxpayers must arrive at the site at least one hour before closing to be served. Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

MDC’s Eduardo J. Padrón Campus (Feb. 5 to April 8, 2020)
627 SW 27th Ave., Room 3206
Walk-ins:  Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tel. 305-237-6484
Additional information: Walk-ins will be accepted until 3 p.m. Languages spoken:  English and Spanish.

MDC’s Hialeah Campus (Feb. 6 to April 10, 2020)
1776 W. 49th St., Room 2217
Walk-ins:  Thursdays only, 4 – 8 p.m.
Tel.  305-237-1199
Languages spoken:  English and Spanish

MDC’s Homestead Campus (Feb. 8 – April 11, 2020)
500 College Terrace, Room D307
Walk-ins: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tel. 305-237-5109
Languages spoken:  English and Spanish

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