(BLOOMINGTON) – Members of the IU and Monroe County communities will once again have a free resource for tax preparation as students from the Maurer School of Law, Kelley School of Business, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Households with incomes under $54,000 are eligible for the services. The filing deadline is April 15.
Qualifying taxpayers may seek help:
From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays until March 27 at Baier Hall, 211 S. Indiana Ave. VITA services will not be available on March 12 and 13 due to IU’s spring break.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2, 23 and 30 at Hodge Hall, 1309 E. 10th St., Room HH2057.
Taxpayers will be assisted on a first-come, first served basis; individual appointments are not available.
Monroe County residents wishing to participate are encouraged to come early to ensure assistance can be provided.
Taxpayers must bring relevant tax documents to the walk-in clinic: a W-2, photo identification, Social Security card and documents from other income sources. Filers must also bring the Social Security cards for any dependents they want to claim. If taxpayers are filing jointly, both spouses must be present.
Copies of last year’s tax returns aren’t required but are helpful to tax preparers. Non-U.S. citizens should bring their passports and immigration paperwork. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or visit Maurer’s website for more information.