FORT WORTH (March 2, 2023) – For the first time in Tarrant County, high school students will be offering their services as trained and IRS-certified tax preparation volunteers. Twelve Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL) accounting students will prepare basic tax returns for free for qualifying individuals and households on March 4 as part of this event. This represents a new partnership between the Birdville Independent School District and United Way of Tarrant County’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program, giving these students applicable workforce experience while providing valuable community service.
WHAT: Free tax prep services at Birdville ISD BCTAL provided by high school students
The BCTAL high school students, trained and IRS-certified by United Way of Tarrant County, will provide basic tax return preparation to families and individuals with household incomes of $60,000 or less. No appointments required.
WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning, OMNI Room, 7020 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AT 1 P.M. WITH:
Regina Williams, EVP and Chief Impact Officer, United Way of Tarrant County
Laura A. Martin,Business Teacher, Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning
United Way of Tarrant County
Birdville Independent School District
About the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL)
Birdville ISD’s 32 campuses proudly serve Richland Hills and parts of Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills and Watauga.
The Birdville Center is Technology and Advanced Learning houses many of the District’s career and technology education programs. These programs provide instruction in the technical, practical, and leadership skills needed for entry-level and career-sustaining jobs in business and industry.
Numerous types of programs are offered at the BCTAL in various laboratory or cooperative (on-the-job training) classes and in various courses centered upon technology.
The mission of Birdville ISD is to ensure that all students position themselves to excel with integrity in an ever-changing global society through innovative and responsive learning environments.
About United Way of Tarrant County
United Way of Tarrant County provides free income tax preparation assistance at its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Free Tax Centers located in multiple locations across Tarrant County. Tax services are available for individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 or less. For the past 13 years, VITA volunteers have prepared more than 80,000 returns, helping return more than $149 million in tax refunds to Tarrant County families and our community.
UWTC brings people together to build strong communities where everyone thrives. As a nonprofit leader, we help communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, financial stability, and health resources. In the past two years, we have doubled our impact, helping more than 550,000 people through our resources. We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2022 and are ready to serve Tarrant County for years to come.