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February 1, 2010

UW-Eau Claire Accounting Students Provide Free Tax Return Assistance

UW-Eau Claire accounting students will provide free income tax assistance to taxpayers who cannot afford to pay for professional help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA, a special program of the Internal Revenue Service and Wisconsin Department of Revenue, provides free tax return assistance to taxpayers with adjusted gross annual incomes under $49,000. UW-Eau Claire students will be available to meet with individuals on a first-come, first-served basis Mondays-Wednesdays, February 8 through April 15, 2010. CVTC runs its VITA program on Thursdays.

VITA volunteers will help individuals fill out basic income tax forms (1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040). Taxpayers with complicated returns or questions will be referred to the IRS or advised to seek private professional assistance. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis by the VITA volunteer. Taxpayers seeking tax preparation assistance must bring the information listed at: www.rcu.org/services/tax_information_VITA.phtml

For more information, please contact the VITA volunteer hotline at 715-833-7257.

2010 VITA Schedule, February 8–April 15

All locations are in Eau Claire, WI

PLEASE NOTE: Childcare is not available at these sessions. Please make other arrangements for your children.

Mondays, 2–6 pm, Feb 8–April 12
Western Dairyland Community Action Agency
418 Wisconsin Street
Closed:  March 29

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1–5 pm, Feb 2–April 14
RCU Shopko South Office
1049 W. Clairemont Avenue
Closed: March 30 & 31

Thursdays, 1–5 pm, Feb. 11–April 15
Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Closed: March 18

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