Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: February 11, 2013 8:04:32 AM PST
WWU Students Volunteer to Offer Free Tax Preparation Through April 15

Contact: Kelly Tucker, WWU Coordinator, vita.wwu.bap@gmail.com or (360) 630- 4051

BELLINGHAM - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available to the general public free of charge through April 15 (excluding March 14 through April 1)  at Western Washington University’s Parks Hall.

Volunteers will provide free assistance with the preparation of non-business, personal income taxes during this period, including free e-filing of tax returns. Sponsored by Western’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society, the VITA program is staffed by students from Western and other members of the community. 

Location and hours for VITA assistance are:

Western’s Parks Hall 336, starting Monday, Feb. 4

Assistance is also provided at the Opportunity Council-East Whatcom, Anacortes Middle School, Anacortes First Baptist Church and Goodwill in Mount Vernon.

For assistance, please bring all relevant tax documentation (W-2, 1099s, etc.), and copies of purchase and sale documents for all investment sales, as well as a copy of last year’s tax return, if available. For married couples filing joint returns, both spouses must be present. Other documentation required may include information for all deductions/credits, proof of account for direct deposit of refund (e.g., voided check), Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse and dependents, proof of identification for yourself and your spouse, total paid to day-care provider and their tax ID number and birth dates for you, spouse and dependents on the return.

For more information you can visit the Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Society) website at www.wwubap.org.


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