University of Redlands Students Offer Tax Assistance

Feb. 17, 2009 -

Free income tax preparation assistance is available to the community as part of a partnership between the University of Redlands and the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

University of Redlands student volunteers are available to assist with tax preparation every Monday through April 13, with the exception of the week of Feb. 23. Students will be in Duke Hall Room 312. Parking is free and wheelchair accommodation is available.

Students are available to provide assistance with a number of forms, including the 1040 EZ, the 1040 A, 1040 V, 1040 ES and Schedule C EZ. Assistance with forms for education credits and child and dependent care credits also is available.

Program participants should bring their current year's tax preparation package and/or label, all W-2 and 1099 forms, information showing other income, information for all potential deductions and tax credits, a copy of last year's tax return, a voided check or other proof of account for direct deposit of refund. Participants also should bring social security or individual taxpayer identification cards for all household members. Proof of identification also is needed.

Greg Lackey, a certified public accountant overseeing the program, said the partnership provides learning and leadership opportunities for students, while also assisting the overall community.

“It is a win-win for the community and the university, since students develop new skills through our hands-on approach and one-on-one personal interaction, and taxpayers receive CPA quality return preparation for free,” Lackey said.

Call 909-748-8288 for more information.

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