Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi accounting students will be providing assistance to low-income families in the Coastal Bend in preparing tax returns this tax season.
It is part of the Internal Revenue Service's Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, which not only helps low-income families get much needed help, but also allows for students to receive quality hands-on experience preparing tax returns.
Most families earning less than $50,000 a year, military families and taxpayers 60 years of age and older, will be eligible to have their tax returns prepared at no cost to themselves.
There will be five locations that will provide VITA services through Monday, April 15:
Those who would like assistance preparing their tax returns should make sure to have the following items with them:
The VITA program prepared 2,543 tax returns in 2012, and 1,876 the year before, bringing in more than $2.6 million in refunds for the community. For more information, visit www.uwcb.org.
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