VITA tax assistance scheduled
News + Events : VITA tax assistance scheduled
The national Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free assistance in the preparation of tax returns to low income, elderly, limited English proficient and disabled individuals. The SF State chapter of VITA has more than 200 volunteers per semester, who attend IRS-certified training at the beginning of each tax season, learning about tax practices and then putting the knowledge into practice by assisting people with tax preparation.
The VITA site will open to the public for drop-in tax help beginning Jan. 31 in SCI 205. Assistance will be provided through April 18. Free tax preparation services will be provided to individuals with a non-rental income of $49,000 or less.
Those seeking assistance should bring with them a photo ID, Social Security (or ITIN) card for family members, all W-2/1099/1042/10989T forms and last year's tax return. Some filers will also need to bring receipts for tuition fees/expenses, child/day care (with tax ID number) and any relevant landlord information.
Hours are 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, visit http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~bap/vita or call ext. 8-1079.