Accounting Students to Offer Free Tax Help
During the months of February and March, Rider University accounting students will offer free tax help through the Internal Revenue Services’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program for low to moderate income individuals and senior citizens.
Sessions will be held on the Lawrenceville campus on:
Tuesdays (February 7, 14, 21, 28) 6 to 9 p.m., Multi-Cultural Center on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center
Thursdays (February 9, 16, 23), 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Multi-Cultural Center on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center
Thursday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bart Luedeke Center Pub (near Cranberry’s Cafe)
Saturdays (February 11, 18, 25), 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bart Luedeke Center Room 14 (conference room next to the Bookstore)
Saturday, March 3, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Multi-Cultural Center on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center
Donald Shaw, adjunct professor of accounting and coordinator of the volunteer effort, said student volunteers must have successfully completed an upper-level taxation course and two January training courses. Shaw said the students are equipped to handle New Jersey and Pennsylvania resident returns.
Tax returns are prepared using professional software on laptops. Individuals seeking assistance should bring pertinent tax documents such as W2 forms, interest statements, copies of last year’s return as well as any IRS tax item received in the mail.