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Accounting Students Offering Tax Assistance

Published date: February 27, 2013

Virginia State University Accounting majors are working in cooperation with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide income tax preparation and filing assistance for 2012 tax returns to individual or joint filers in the Tri-Cities area with income below $51,000.

This is the 25th year VSU accounting majors have provided this service, which is being coordinated by Mr. Lester Reynolds, Assistant Professor of accounting at VSU and a former IRS employee; and Dr. John Moore, Chairman of the Accounting and Finance Department in the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business. The students’ participation is among the requirements of the federal income tax course.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site has been established in 333 Singleton Hall, on the campus of Virginia State University and is being staffed three (3) days a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 13, 2012. The service will be closed during VSU Spring Break, March 3-10, 2013.

Those desiring help in preparing and filing their tax returns should bring with them all essential records – W2 forms, SSA – 1099, if appropriate, etc. Free Electronic filing will be done for individuals who are required to use IRS forms 1040A or 1040EZ only. IRS E-File for individuals is the easy alternative to filing paper returns.

For more information, contact Dr. John Moore at (804) 524-5842.


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