Penn State DuBois Offers Free Tax Assistance
DuBois – Business and Accounting Students at Penn State DuBois are available to file taxes, free of charge, for anyone who qualifies for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offered through the IRS.
VITA is designed to give low income families professional-grade tax help, without the professional-grade bill.
“The program is designed to catch a lot of entry errors that people often make while filing their taxes,” said Instructor in Business, Annette Muth. “We can help them avoid those mistakes, while saving them up to $200 in fees.”
Students completed a tax accounting class at Penn State DuBois, plus became certified with VITA through an online IRS program. Those students, who are all volunteers, say the work is worth it. Business Major Mike Wisor said, “We’re getting real world experience and helping people at the same time.” Wisor adds, “Plus, I know I can handle my own taxes now.”
Volunteers will be available every Thursday through the end of March from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Room 103 of the Swift Building at Penn State DuBois. To make an appointment, call 1-800-822-2610 or 765-1551.