Lee Partners With IRS To Provide Free Tax Prep

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Lee University Department of Business will once again partner with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to offer free tax preparation every Friday and Saturday beginning Jan. 31. 

IRS certified junior and senior accounting students will provide assistance at the Walker Memorial Building in Room 101 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 12.

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.

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

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

VITA Schedule:

Friday                                   Saturday
Jan 31                                     Feb 1
Feb  7                                     Feb  8
Feb 14                                    Feb 15
Feb 21                                    Feb 22
Feb 28                                    Mar 1
Mar 7                                     Mar  8
Mar 14                                   Mar 15  
Mar 21                                   Mar 22
Mar 28                                   Mar 29                                  
Apr   4                                   Apr  5
Apr  11                                  Apr 12

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