IU Northwest School of Business and Economics to sponsor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

iun1During scheduled Fridays from Feb. 6 - April 10, Northwest Indiana families and individuals earning less than $50,000 will be able to take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Sponsored by the IU Northwest School of Business and Economics, Northwest Indiana Community Action, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the program provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state income tax returns.

Clients interested in utilizing the service are asked to bring the following applicable documents:
All W-2 forms;
1099 forms;
Social Security and government payment notices;
Tax rebate amounts received and any other notices of income;
Mortgage interest, taxes paid, qualified tuition payments, contributions and rents paid;
Names and addresses of landlords; and
Any other tax-related information.

In addition, all social security cards and birthdates of filers and their dependents, and state-issued picture IDs of all filers must also be presented.

The tax services will be provided by business and accounting students at IU Northwest, who are trained by faculty members and IRS representatives to prepare the tax returns. For more than 30 years, students of IU Northwest’s AACSB-accredited School of Business have received practical, hands-on experience in tax preparation and customer service, while providing free tax-preparation services to Northwest Indiana families.

VITA appointments will be taken on scheduled Fridays from 5 until 8 p.m. in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 1103. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Femi in the School of Business and Economics (Dunes Medical Professional Building, Room 1103) or by phone at (219) 980-6552.

About Indiana University Northwest.
As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home. IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit www.iun.edu.