BU student group offers tax-filing help

Accounting For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — The Student Accounting Association at Bloomsburg University is providing free tax help to qualified residents of Columbia and Montour counties from Monday, Feb. 13, to Wednesday, April 11.

Help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 130 W. Third St., Bloomsburg. The site will be closed March 12, 13 and 14.

Volunteers will provide free electronic tax return filing for low- to moderate-income residents and those age 60 and older, as well as information on the Earned Income Tax Credit, the largest federal program for working families.

Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements for all employers (Form W-2), interest statements from banks (Form 1099), a copy of last year’s tax returns and other relevant income and expense information.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.