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VITA offers free tax preparation on campus

News + Events : VITA offers free tax preparation on campus

02/29/2008

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
program is a national program, backed by the IRS, providing free tax help to
low-to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare
basic tax returns in communities across the country.

The San Francisco State
University VITA program, sponsored by the Accounting student
organization members of Beta Alpha Psi, offers free tax preparation services to individuals with low
incomes who cannot afford the services of a paid
professional tax preparer and to the elderly, those with limited English
proficiency and individuals with disabilities who require assistance in
preparing their tax returns.

Note: US citizenship is NOT required

To qualify for free tax help, you must meet all three criteria:

  1. Last year’s income was
    less than $42,000
  2. Filing Status
    is not Married Filing Separately
  3. Did not receive rental
    income

  • Social security card for each
    family member
  • All W-2s, 1099s and 1098T
  • Landlord Contact
    Information
  • Bank routing and account numbers for checking or savings
    account
  • Any valid Picture ID
  • Previous years tax returns (optional)

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