Drury accounting students to offer free tax assistance

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 15, 2013 — Drury University 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 identification, Social Security cards for themselves and dependents, as well as any tax documentation which they have received, including all W-2 forms, 1099 forms, and statements issued by brokerage firms. Clients are also asked to bring copies of their 2011 returns to help speed up the filing process.

The Drury VITA site is located in the Breech School of Business Administration at the corner of Central Street and Drury Lane. Drury students will also offer tax preparation at Deliverance Temple located at 2101 W. Chestnut Expressway and at Willard South Elementary located at 4151 West Division Street.

Free tax preparation will be available on the following dates, times and locations.

Drury University

Saturday, Feb. 9 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, March 4 4-7 p.m.
Monday, March 11 4-7 p.m.
Monday, March 25 4-7 p.m.
Monday, April 1 4-7 p.m.

Deliverance Temple

Sunday, Feb. 17                                                                 1-5 p.m.

Willard South Elementary

Wednesday, Feb. 13                                                         6-8 p.m.

The tax service is walk-in. No appointments are necessary. 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 Internal Revenue Service requires a manual return. All taxpayers must be available to sign the appropriate forms in the case of joint returns.

Contact: Phone: (417) 873-7522, E-mail: tax@drury.edu