Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will be taking a brief spring break over the next couple of weekends (maybe to do their own taxes). However, they will once again be offering free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturday, Mar. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the College of Business Building. The final two VITA dates for 2012 will be Saturday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 31.
Taxpayers will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527. Spanish translators are available, but must be scheduled in advance.
Those who are eligible to receive this service are taxpayers who make under $49,000 a year and wish to receive help with their 2011 personal income taxes. The program does not provide assistance with out-of-state or small business returns, or for those who are self-employed.
Those interested in receiving this assistance must bring the following items:
- photo identification,
- social security cards for themselves, their spouse, and dependents,
- wage and earnings statements from all employers,
- interest and dividend statements,
- other relevant information about income and expenses including day care expenses
- a copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns if possible,
- bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
Please note that both spouses will need to be present to file electronically.
Naturally, VITA is on Facebook. Search for “VITA for Clayton State.” Also, the VITA webpage can be found at http://business.clayton.edu/jogden/volunteer_income_tax_assistance%20webpage.htm.