College of Business offers VITA tax assistance

January 30, 2012  |  

It’s tax time again, and that means it’s also time for Youngstown State University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Students from the Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration.

Students from YSU's Williamson College of Business Administration.

The Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance in the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration is again working with trained business students and professional volunteers to offer free tax preparation services through the VITA program.

VITA, begins on Saturday, Feb. 4, and runs through April 7, and is held in computer labs on the first floor of Williamson Hall, 221 North Hazel St. between Rayen Avenue and Wood Street on the YSU campus. Dates and times are listed below.

VITA offers free assistance to taxpayers, including but not limited to persons with disabilities, students and older taxpayers who file Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A or a basic Form 1040 Federal tax return. VITA volunteers also alert taxpayers to special credits and deductions for which they may be eligible. Taxpayers who visit a VITA site should bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses. VITA volunteers must complete an IRS training course in basic income tax return preparation before they can assist taxpayers. Free electronic filing is also available.

Walk-ins are welcome. To set up an appointment or to receive additional information, call 330-941-3084.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.