Central College and its accounting faculty and students are offering free income tax preparation services for Marion County residents. This assistance is made possible through a grant from the Iowa Center for Economic Success.
Students will prepare taxes on a volunteer basis under the supervision of accounting faculty through the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The purpose of the program is to assist lower-income taxpayers with free tax preparation services. VITA services are open to taxpayers who have less than $79,000 in annual income, live in rural areas, are elderly or have a disability, or have limited English proficiency. Those who do not meet these criteria are welcome to make an appointment to learn to do taxes on their own.
Appointments will be held in person during tax season at the Weller Center for Business and International Studies on Central's campus. Appointments will be available from 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Appointments will not be held March 11-15 during spring break. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns Monday, Jan. 29.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or text 641-629-6729 or email centralcollegeVITA@central.edu.