Over the past few months, accounting students from Clayton State University have been busy reviewing all the tax law changes for 2011; they’re preparing to participate in the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program hosted by the College of Business for the past 22 years.
This service will next be offered at the Clayton State College of Business (CoB) on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.