Accounting Students Offer Tax Assistance

Accounting students will soon be putting their skills to work helping their peers and community members file tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

There will be five different sessions of the VITA program. They are scheduled from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Violette Hall 1424 on Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2 and March 23. Signs will direct clients to the location.

Taxpayers should be sure to bring proof of identity; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099 forms and any other tax forms received in the mail; social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return; and banking information if a direct deposit is desired.

All participating accounting students have received special training and at least one accounting faculty member will be present to review tax returns and answer any questions.

Clients will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program does reserve the right reject complex returns.

The VITA program is sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi. For more information, call 660.785.4378.