HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has kicked into high gear for the upcoming tax season.
Only in its fourth week of operation, VITA has prepared 152 tax returns for the community and is prepared to help many others as April 15 draws near.
The program offers free tax preparation for anyone with income under $30,000, if the income consists of wages, interest, dividends and a small number of capital gains.
The volunteer tax return preparers are FHSU students majoring in accounting and supervising FHSU faculty members from the College of Business and Leadership.
The VITA sessions will be from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday evenings, from March 5 through April 9, except for March 19. The program will also occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 9 and 30 and April 6 and 13. The program will also occur from 5-9 p.m., April 4 and 11.
All VITA sessions will be held in McCartney Hall, room 216. Participants should bring W-2s, 1099s, social security numbers, last year's tax return and tuition information if you are eligible for education credits.
For more information on the VITA program contact Dr. Charles Gnizak, FHSU assistant professor of business administration, by phone at (785) 628-4328.