Drury Students to Provide Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Drury University accounting students will provide free tax preparation through an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The tax preparation service is open to the public and is designed to benefit low-income and senior taxpayers.

Taxpayers are required to bring photo ID, Social Security cards of themselves and dependents, as well as any tax documentation they have received, including all W-2 forms, 1099 forms, and statements issued by brokerage firms. Clients are also asked to bring a copy of their 2012 returns to help speed up the filing process.

The Drury VITA site is located in the Breech School of Business Administration at the northeast corner of Central Street and Drury Lane. Parking is available in the lot across Central.

Free tax preparation will be available at the following dates and times:

Saturday, Feb. 8 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 10 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 17 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 24 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Monday, March 3 – 4 to 8 p.m.

 

The tax service accepts walk-in clients and appointments. To make an appointment, please call (417) 720-2000. The appointment line opens on January 27. Drury attempts to accommodate as many clients as possible on any given day. Due to the high demand for services, we may be unable to fill all requests for service on a specific date.

All returns will be filed electronically unless the IRS requires a manual return. All taxpayers must be available to sign the appropriate forms in the case of joint returns.

General questions about the VITA program can be answered by calling (417) 873-7522 or via email at tax@drury.edu.

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