SAN ANTONIO — Texans who earned less than $60,000 last year can get the help they need filing their taxes.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Last year hundreds of local volunteers helped to prepare more than 31,000 returns, delivering more than $54 million in refunds, including $21 million in earned income tax credit.

The free program also saved people an estimated $10 million in tax preparation fees. VITA is a beneficial service to ensure all eligible taxpayers can claim the earned income tax credit child tax credit, and other credits available.

In Austin, nonprofit foundation communities offers a similar service, helping folks with 20,000 tax returns which generated more than $34 million in refunds.

To find a VITA center near you, visit the IRS website.