Students Offer Free Income Tax Assistance

Volunteers aid with both Federal and Iowa returns

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 17, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College students are volunteering to assist area taxpayers with their 2016 Federal and Iowa tax returns. Accounting students have opened their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to aid students, staff and faculty in preparing the basic levels of tax returns. The volunteers requested that no self-employment, business, rental or investment income aspects be part of the taxpayer’s financial portfolio. Required income requirements are under $95,000 for married couples and under $75,000 for single and head-of-household.

Participants are requested to bring all important tax documents with them to the appointment, including Social Security cards, a copy of the previous year’s tax return, and all statements of income including W-2, 1099 and other appropriate forms. A free “E-File” service is available for both Federal and State tax returns through the Kirkwood VITA process.

Appointments will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. now through April 15. Services will not be available during Kirkwood’s Spring Break week, March 12-19. Persons interested in the assistance can make an appointment by emailing VITA@kirkwood.edu or calling 319-398-5899, Ext. 4521 to leave a message with a name and phone number.

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