(Posted February 5, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Don't wait until the last minute to get started on your taxes. The accounting students of Juniata College, certified by the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, will be offering free tax preparation for low-income and senior- citizen taxpayers through April 15.
If interested, please call (814) 641-3661 to schedule an appointment for the service. The VITA program is an IRS service that offers free help for people who cannot afford professional assistance. Those interested in the service should bring their prior year's tax return, current tax forms, and any W-2's, 1099 forms. A brief interview is required and all information will remain confidential.
This service includes preparation of Form 1040, with Schedules A, B, EIC,; Form 1040A with accompanying schedules; Form 1040EZ; and the PA Tax Return. People who are self-employed, own rental real estate or have incurred capital gains are advised to meet with a professional tax preparer, as such issues are beyond the scope of the VITA program.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.