IRS certified junior and senior accounting students will provide assistance at the Walker Memorial Building in Room 108 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.
The last day of filing tax returns through VITA at Lee is Saturday, April 14. They will not be filing midnight returns.
In its sixth 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.
“Because of the effect the economy is having on many, taxpayers will find this free tax preparation service to their advantage,” said Greg Della Franco, assistant professor of accounting at Lee University and coordinator of the VITA program on campus.
Della Franco also added that returns will be filed electronically to the Internal Revenue Service and refunds will be generated more quickly the earlier they are filed.
“Naturally, a refund will come back more quickly if the return is sent on, say, Feb. 21, instead of waiting until April 14,” said Della Franco.
For additional information, please contact Greg Della Franco at 423-614-8667 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The VITA schedule will include Jan. 27, Jan. 28, Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 10, Feb. 11, Feb. 17, Feb. 18, Feb. 24, Feb. 25, March 2, March 3, March 9, March 10, March 16, March 17, March 23, March 24, March 30, March 31, April 6, April 7, April 13 and April 14.