VITA program offers free tax preparation

 

Members of Felician College’s Young Entrepreneur’s Club are once again partnering with the Rutherford Public Library and the Internal Revenue Service to offer free tax preparation service to those who qualify.

 

The students met several times over the semester break to take part in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance  (VITA) program. Through the program, IRS personnel train community volunteers to prepare uncomplicated tax returns. The volunteers in turn provide free income tax preparation assistance to low income, elderly, disabled and limited-English-speaking community members.

 

Under the guidance of Felician College professor Joseph A. Lizza, MBA, CPA, all volunteers have been trained and tested in current tax law through a rigorous program provided by the Internal Revenue Service.

 

The program will run on the following Saturdays: February 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutherford Public Library, 150 Park Avenue.

 

The VITA volunteers will prepare the following:

 

Forms: 982, 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040

Schedule A, B, EIC and R

Forms 1040-V and 1040-ES

Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Credit)

Form 5405

Form 8863 (Education Credits)

Form 8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit)

Form 8888 (Direct Deposit)

 

Preparation of corresponding New Jersey forms will also be available. People who need assistance with other forms and complicated returns should see a paid preparer.

 

For more information on the VITA program, please call (201) 559-3321.