Law Students To Hold Free Tax Preparation Program

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University of North Dakota law students will be preparing and electronically filing income tax returns, free of charge, for individuals who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

PILSA logoVITA is a free service that provides free e-file for participants filing federal and state tax returns. Student preparers are certified by the IRS to complete tax returns for individuals and families who made less than $50,000 in 2011. The School of Law's Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) is sponsoring the effort that will run through April 14, 2012.

Law students will prepare tax returns every Thursday beginning on February 9 and every other Saturday. Hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All sessions will be held in the University of North Dakota Memorial Union computer lab.

Thursday Sessions include: February – 9, 16, 23; March – 1, 8, 22, 29; April – 5, 12,

(6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Saturday Sessions include: February 11 & 25; March 10, 24; April 7, 14

(9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Individuals interested in participating must bring:

Social Security Card

All W-2, 1098, 1099 Forms

Proof of Identity

banking information for direct deposit of refunds

Estimated Tax Payments made

Amounts of other income

2010 tax return if available

For married couples filing jointly, both people must be present