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Business School Offers Tax Preparation Help to Low-Income Residentss

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
February 3, 2010

The Whittemore School of Business and Economics is offering tax preparation help to low-income residents through the month of February.

More than 30 students, all accounting majors with UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics, have become certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a collaboration among the university, Internal Revenue Service, Northeast Credit Union and the Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Coalition of Southeastern New Hampshire.

UNH volunteers will be available:

  • Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. in the MUB, Room 304
  • Friday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the MUB, Room 321
  • Friday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the MUB, Room 207

The VITA program offers free tax help to low-income residents who need help preparing their own tax returns. The UNH students providing the help are graduates and undergraduates who are IRS VITA-certified to help prepare basic tax returns. This is the seventh year UNH students have volunteered for the program and over the years have helped hundreds of Granite Staters.

Total household incomes below $49,000 qualify.

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