Students to Offer Free Tax Prep through VITA Program

Felician College students studying to prepare income tax forms with Professor Joseph Lizza..

Members of Felician College’s Young Entrepreneur’s Club are partnering with the Maywood Public Library to offer free tax preparation services to those who qualify. Through this initiative known as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), select Felician College students have become IRS Certified Community Volunteers. The VITA volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing for basic income tax returns. 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.

This year’s Rutherford location will be held on the Felician College Rutherford Campus.

The program will run on the following Saturdays: February 8, 22 and March 1, 8, 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Felician College Business Library, Blessed Mary Angela Hall, One Felician Way (a cross-street of West Passaic Ave between Montross Ave & Wood St.), Rutherford, NJ.

Also, the program will run on the following Saturdays: February 15 and March 1, 15, 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maywood Public Library, 459 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ.

If you have any questions, call Professor Lizza’s office at Felician College at (201) 559-3321.

"The Young Entrepreneur's Club looks to continue to work with the community in providing this important service as an outreach program and learning experience” said Matthew Kmetz, President of the Young Entrepreneur's Club.

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.

Professor Joseph Lizza is delighted to build on the success of last year’s VITA program.  “In our continued commitment to the community through the VITA initiative we look to build on the tremendous experiences which the students enjoyed in prior years” said Joseph Lizza.