Free Tax Assistance Available at Southern Utah University

Published: January 21, 2016 | Author: Alex Homer | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is ready for another year of assisting the Cedar City community prepare their taxes free of charge. VITA beings on Monday, January 25 and is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., but will be closed during SUU’s spring break (March 7-11).

The program gives more than a million dollars back to the community each year and offers assistance to anyone who makes $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need extra assistance in preparing their tax returns.

Along with benefiting the community, VITA tax returns are solely prepared by students at SUU, giving them an exceptional opportunity to gain experience through the process.

Mitch Lamoreaux, this year’s VITA student manager, said, “Every year, we serve hundreds of locals and refund a very ample amount of money back into the community. VITA isn’t only a great service for the community, but also provides terrific hands-on experiences for accounting students at SUU.”

VITA is a first come first served basis. An IRS certified preparer will prepare returns and then returns are reviewed by an IRS certified quality reviewer and an IRS certified coordinator before they are electronically submitted to the IRS.

Additional information about VITA is available at 

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