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Accounting Majors to Provide Free Tax Services

Free service is geared toward low-to-moderate income taxpayers.

  Thursday, February 1, 2018

Luter School of Business students will prepare and e-file tax returns this year. The free service is geared toward low-to-moderate income taxpayers, and returns will be prepared by accounting majors certified by the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning February 5 through April 12, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays and noon-8 p.m. on Thursdays, in Luter Hall 143B. Services are not available on March 5 or March 8. Taxpayers should arrive early enough for students to complete returns by 4 p.m. on Mondays and 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Student volunteers are trained and certified to prepare basic tax returns, including:

  • Forms 1040
  • Schedule A and B
  • Simple Schedule D forms
  • Forms related to
    • Earned Income Credit
    • Child Credit
    • Dependent Care Credit
    • Additional Child Credit
    • Credit for the Elderly and Disabled
    • Education Credit
    • Premium Tax Credit.

Taxpayers should bring the following documents:

  • Photo identification
  • Social Security cards for taxpayers and dependents
  • Birth dates for primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return
  • Current year's tax forms (if you have received a packet)
  • Wage and earning statement(s), such as form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Form 1095 A (if applicable)
  • A copy of last year's tax returns (if available)
  • If using direct deposit, bank routing numbers and account numbers
  • Other relevant information about income and expenses, such as total paid for day care and day-care provider's identifying number

Both spouses must be present to sign an electronically filed married joint tax return. For more information, call (757) 594-7144.


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