Friday, February 3, 2012


For the 22nd consecutive year, accounting students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer free income tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families.
            Residents can receive assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, also known as VITA, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Room 158 of the Pitt-Bradford Sport and Fitness Center. There will also be sessions from noon to 5 p.m. on Feb.25 and March 17.
            Each session will be limited to the first 50 taxpayers who sign up that day. Those who cannot be accommodated at the first session will be put on a list for the second session on Feb. 25.
            Accounting students who have been certified by the IRS will prepare 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and Pennsylvania state returns for individuals.
            Families and individuals interested in participating in the program are asked to bring the 2011 tax package and label (if mailed to them), proof of identity and Social Security cards for themselves and any dependents, their 2010 tax return, hard copies of 2011 W-2 and 1099 forms, and proof of account (such as a voided check) for direct deposit of refunds if desired.
               Residents who have significant income and expenses from their own businesses or people with a lot of investment activity should seek the assistance of a professional tax preparer.
               For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or

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