Accounting students to help residents prepare taxes

For the 24th consecutive year, accounting students will offer free income tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. 

             Due to the popularity of the program, residents are being asked to make appointments this year. No walk-ins will be seen. Appointments will be available from noon to 4 p.m. March 2 and March 22 in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center as well as during the late afternoon hours Monday through Friday for the rest of the filing season. 

             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 2013 W-2 and 1099 forms, and proof of account (such as a voided check) for direct deposit of refunds, if desired. 

             For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Ernest Kallenbach, assistant professor of accounting, at (814)362-7626 or Nancy Kloss, administrative assistant for the Division of Management and Education, at (814)362-7561. 

             For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability resources at (814)362-7609 or