Lee Partners With IRS To Provide Free Tax Prep

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Lee University Department of Business is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to offer free tax preparation every Friday and Saturday in the Walker Memorial Building beginning Jan. 25. 

IRS certified junior and senior accounting students will provide assistance at the Walker Memorial Building in Room 107 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays. The last day of filing tax returns through VITA at Lee is Saturday, April 13.

In its seventh year, the VITA program at Lee is a tax return preparation service for any taxpayer whose maximum gross annual income does not exceed $50,000.

“This free tax preparation service is to the advantage of many of our neighbors,” said Greg Della Franco, assistant professor of accounting at Lee University and coordinator of the VITA program on campus. 

Mr. Della Franco added that returns will be filed electronically to the Internal Revenue Service, and refunds will be generated more quickly the sooner they are filed and also, more quickly than paper returns.

“Naturally, a refund will come back more quickly if the return is sent on, say, Feb. 2, instead of waiting until April 2,” said Mr. Della Franco.

For additional information, contact Mr. Della Franco at 614-8667 or e-mail him at gdellafranco@leeuniversity.edu.

VITA Schedule:
 
Friday                                   Saturday
Jan 25                                     Jan 26
Feb  1                                     Feb  2
Feb  8                                     Feb 9
Feb 15                                    Feb 16
Feb 22                                    Feb 23
Mar  1                                    Mar  2
Mar 8                                     Mar 9  
Mar 15                                   Mar 16
Mar 22                                   Mar 23
Mar 29                                   Mar 30   
Apr   5                                   Apr  6
Apr  12                                  Apr 13

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