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

2nd Annual Lincoln Park Reunion Is Saturday

The second annual Lincoln Park reunion will be on Saturday, from 12-6 p.m. at the corner of Central Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. There will be T-shirts for sale and vendors on site. All coolers, tents and grills are welcomed. Officials said, "Come out and reunite with old friends and make some new ones." (click for more)

Storm Sewer Inspection Project Scheduled For 2 Intersections This Week

A storm sewer inspection project is scheduled for Tuesday, through Friday, at the intersections of Hampton Street and Palmetto Street and Hampton Street anad East 3 rd  Street.   All work will be performed in the evenings from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.  The project will include single lane closures with flaggers. In order to view a map of these closures, visit:  ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Shot Near Emma Wheeler Homes

A 16-year-old was shot near Emma Wheeler Homes on Sunday night. At approximately 7:40 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of a person shot from a local hospital. Officers spoke to the victim, a 16-year-old black male, who was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. The victim’s injury is minor and non-life threatening. Investigators spoke to the victim ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)