It's tax season. Do you know where your 1999 tax information is?
If you do but don't know what all is involved in preparing taxes, Fort Hays State University's Accounting Club may be able to help.
The Accounting Club is again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Volunteers can help those with annual gross incomes under $30,000; forms 1040EZ, 1040A or 1040; Schedule A-Itemized Deductions; or Schedule B-Interest and Dividends. VITA is not qualified to do Schedule C-Business Income; Schedule D-Capital Gains; Schedule E-Rent Income and Royalties; Schedule F-Farm Income; or Foreign Student Returns.
This program is free and open to all who qualify. Volunteers will be available in McCartney Hall room 216 on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through April 11. Another session will be held on Thursday, April 13, from 5-9 p.m. VITA will not be available March 18-25.
Those needing assistance should bring W2's for all employment; forms 1099-Interest, Dividends and Miscellaneous Payments; Social Security Card(s) of person filing and any dependents; and last year's tax return. Both husband and wife need to be present if filing a joint return.
Myra Bates, assistant professor of business administration, said there will be approximately five students volunteering each night VITA is offered. The students have taken specialized training courses in tax preparation and e-mail tax preparation.
"It was very successful last year and we hope to continue in the future," Bates said. "This is one of the ways we can pay back the community."
Information on VITA can be found on the College of Business and Leadership web site at http://www.fhsu.edu/cob/