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    Ron E. Smith

    Program History

    In 2004, A.J. Moore applied and received designation as an Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Our teachers and students, who are all certified through the IRS, assist taxpayers by helping them to understand and meet their tax responsibilities and our goal is to save them money by offering them free tax services from January through April. 

    The University High School Tax Service (formally A.J. Moore Academy) VITA Program has successfully served the Waco community for the past 16 years.  In that time our teachers and students have prepared and filed over 25,000 income tax returns resulting in over fourty-one million dollars in refunds for the Waco Community. We do not charge for any of the services that we offer at our VITA site. 

    In providing free tax services to our community, not only do our students gain real-world experience from this program, but they have also gained the satisfaction of helping and giving back to our community. Throughout the years we have continued to see our clients come back due to the outstanding service that our students provide.

    • In the Beginning $318K in refunds
    • Now 2.2 Mil in refunds each year
    • Total of 43 Billion over the last 16 years