A coalition of city leaders and organizations is making tax season less daunting and costly for working class families in South Texas.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Program provides free tax assistance for individuals or families who earned $60,000 or less in 2017.

The program is made possible through a partnership between the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Catholic Charities and the United Way.

Marc Nerio, a volunteer with the United Way, says one of the main benefits of the program is to make sure people are getting the tax credits they might not know about.

“Many times folks are confused about completing their tax returns in general, but more importantly, being able to claim every tax refund to which you have available to you. That’s the critical factor, because not only is this helping individuals claim their returns, but more importantly, to claim the Earned Income tax credit, which is a wonderful opportunity to pull people out of poverty,” Nerio said.

City leaders will kick off the program Wednesday morning. The program will operate out of 19 different sites around the area and run through April 17. Customers will have to bring a photo i.d. and their W-2 forms.

Click here for a full list of locations and schedules.