U of I Free Tax Assistance Program Open to Businesses

Champaign, IL (WCIA)

The University of Illinois Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides FREE tax assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled, and limited English-speaking taxpayers, opened for 2022.

To participate in the program, please bring identification and tax documents (see list of what to bring) to Salt & Light (1819 Philo Road, Urbana) during VITA drop-off hours. No appointment is necessary.

During this visit, a trained volunteer will conduct a brief interview, verify your identity and scan relevant tax documents into a secure folder. Following your visit, students from the Gies Department of Accountancy, trained under the IRS VITA program, will prepare your tax return.

VITA Drop-Off Hours (Salt & Light, 1819 Philo Road, Urbana) Tuesday: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: 1-5 p.m. No drop-off on Sunday or Monday Graduate students of accounting, who are particularly interested in tax, oversee the program. They have work/internship experience related to taxation and/or have demonstrated excellent technical knowledge of taxation. They also came highly recommended by their instructors and demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities.

This year, the program is led by Mandi Alt, an accounting instructor who brings 20 years of tax experience to the College. For more information, go to GiesBusiness.illinois.edu and type “VITA” in the search box or visit via the direct link. Questions? Call 217-300-4784 or email [email protected]

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