Quinnipiac accounting students offer free tax help

January 24, 2023

Students assists a local resident with taxes

Quinnipiac accounting students will once again offer free income tax preparation services at a series of sessions organized by the university’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Services are available to taxpayers from the area with annual household incomes of $60,000 or less.

The sessions will take place at the M.L. Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine St., Hamden, from 3-8 p.m. every Thursday from February 2 to April 13. There will be no session on March 16, while the students are on spring break. Those who are interested may walk in; no appointments are necessary.

“This is a great community service opportunity for the Quinnipiac accounting students to volunteer and apply what they have learned in the classroom while also relieving the stress of tax preparation for those most in need who cannot afford to pay to have their taxes prepared,” said Matthew Maron, assistant teaching professor of accounting and VITA program coordinator at Quinnipiac. 

Maron and other professors from the School of Business will review each tax return before it is e-filed.

For each session, taxpayers must bring the following documents: Social Security card or ITIN numbers for themselves and each person listed on the tax return; a copy of last year's (2021) federal and state returns if available; a valid photo ID; documentation for all income from work, Social Security or pensions, including (but not limited to) forms W-2, 1099-R, SSA-1099, 1099-G; education expenses; total amount paid for child care; daycare provider's address and tax ID number; bank routing and checking and savings account numbers; a copy of mortgage 1098 form and receipt of property taxes paid; and Access CT form 1095A (if the taxpayer has purchased medical insurance through the Marketplace Exchange).

Quinnipiac's VITA program is part of the United Way of Greater New Haven's VITA coalition. For more information, contact Maron at (203) 582-7623 or Matthew.Maron@quinnipiac.edu.

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