Accounting students to help residents prepare taxes


For the 23rd consecutive year, accounting students at Pitt-Bradford will offer free income tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. 

            Residents can receive assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, also known as VITA, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Room 158 of the Pitt-Bradford Sport and Fitness Center. There will also be sessions from noon to 5 p.m. on March 2 and March 23.

            Each session will be limited to the first 40 taxpayers who sign up that day. Those who cannot be accommodated at the first session will be put on a list for the second session on March 2.

            Accounting students who have been certified by the IRS will prepare 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and Pennsylvania state returns for individuals.

            Families and individuals interested in participating in the program are asked to bring  proof of identity and Social Security cards for themselves and any dependents, hard copies of 2012 W-2 and 1099 forms, and proof of account (such as a voided check) for direct deposit of refunds if desired.