UW-Green Bay VITA group will provide free tax help

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student members of Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) will again provide free income tax assistance for low-income individuals and families, the elderly, and students.

The service begins the week of Feb. 15, running through April 14. However, no service will be provided the week of March 15, because of the University’s spring break.

Scheduled times and Green Bay locations for tax assistance are:
• Mondays, 3 to 5 p.m., Instructional Services 1129Q, UW-Green Bay campus.
• Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oneida Center for Self-Sufficiency, 2640 West Point Rd.
• Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court

Appointments are not necessary and the program is provided at no cost to taxpayers. However, to assist volunteers, taxpayers should bring social security cards for each member of the family, last year’s federal and state tax returns, current year information including W2 forms, interest and dividend statements, pension and social security statements, tuition payment statements, property tax receipts for taxes paid in the current year, information regarding other sources of income, rent certificates, copy of last year’s property tax bill, record of tax payments made last year, and a void check from a checking account or deposit slip from a savings account to allow for direct deposit of a refund.

Faculty adviser Jim Loebl, professional program in Business Administration, said state and federal tax returns would be filed electronically.

UW-Green Bay students have been providing the free income tax return service for nearly 35 years. The student coordinators for 2010 are Tori White and Jeremy Raygor, both seniors majoring in accounting and Business Administration.

For more information e-mail the group at asa@uwgb.edu, or visit the VITA website at: www.uwgb.edu/vita.

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R. Terry Anderson

I teach English Composition and handle media and marketing for the Institute for Learning Partnership.

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