VSU students providing free tax assistance
Free Press staff report | 2/8/2024, 6 p.m.
Virginia State University’s Accounting students are collaborating with the IRS for the 37th year to provide free income tax preparation and filing assistance to Tri-City area residents with an income of $73,000 or below.
VSU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will focus on 2023 individual and joint filers three days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., from Tuesday, Feb. 6, to Thursday, April 4.
“We are extremely thankful to continue our long-standing partnership with the IRS to provide this much-needed service,” Theodore R. Andrews, Jr., assistant professor of accounting and VITA manager, said in a statement.
“This program not only benefits the community but also provides valuable hands-on experience for VSU students, who will gain practical skills in tax preparation and client communication.”
The service is the result of the Special Topics Service-Learning course, created within VSU’s College of Business to help low-income and elderly residents in the area file their taxes.
Those interested should drop off their tax information and valid identification in Room 128 in Singleton Hall on the VSU campus during the listed hours.
Once submitted, a VITA worker will call clients to review their tax returns, which will be filed electronically after the taxpayer picks them up and approves them.
This service will not be available on days when VSU is closed. For more information, please contact Dr. Andrews at (804) 504-7079 or Bertha Morgan in the VSU Accounting and Finance Departmentmat (804) 524-5842.