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Monday, February 22, 2010

UWP students to help file income tax returns

PLATTEVILLE - University of Wisconsin-Platteville accounting students are currently hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program until Thursday, April 15. Individuals may visit Room 108 of Ullrich Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, or St. Augustine University Parish basement from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. All returns will be electronically filed.

VITA is a federally approved program designed to provide free income tax filing assistance to individuals and families that have a household income of $56,000 or less. The eighteen student volunteers who will be assisting in filing tax returns have been IRS certified. Students with an advanced knowledge of the tax code will be working as supervisors, answering client questions and reviewing tax returns prior to filing.

VITA will assist in filing the following forms: 1040EZ; 1040A with Schedules 1, 2, 3 and EIC; 1040 with Schedules A, B, EIC and R; 1040V (payment voucher); 1040ES (individual estimated tax payment); 2441 (child and dependent care credit); 8863 (educational credits) and 8812 (additional child tax credit).

People interested in receiving this free service do not need to register or schedule an appointment prior to arriving on campus. They must bring a social security card for each person listed on the return, along with a valid state-approved photo I.D. for each filer; all documentation on income (including W-2s and 1099s) and deductions; last year's returns; a voided check for direct deposit; and the name, address and social security number or Employer Identification number (EIN) for their day care provider.

At this time, VITA only offers Wisconsin state filing. To learn more about this program, contact Syed Moiz, UWP business and accounting assistant professor, at (608) 342-1336 or

Contact: Syed Moiz, assistant professor, UWP Department of Business and Accounting department, (608) 342-1336, Written by: Anne Killian, UWP Office of Public Relations, (608) 342-1194,

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