Free income tax assistance available through School of Business
NEW PALTZ –The State University of New York at New Paltz School of Business will offer free tax help to individuals with a gross income below $49,000 on the New Paltz campus as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Certified student volunteers received training from the IRS to help prepare basic tax returns and are offering this service in van den Berg Hall, Room 115A.
During the Spring Semester of 2010, 23 business student volunteers processed over 100 tax returns. Students were able to apply what they had learned in their tax and accounting classes as well as practice their communication skills by interacting with the clients.
The VITA program has been offered every spring for approximately 20 years.
In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, students are also providing free electronic filing (e-filing).
Campus walk-in hours will be held until April 15 on the following days:
Please be sure to bring the following with you: proof of ID and Social Security Cards; all informational statements such as W-2s & 1099s; last year’s tax return (if available); and your bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
Please note tax help will not be available when school is not in session from March 21 – March 25.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
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