1/20/2014 Peter Durantine

VITA Prepares Taxes Free of Charge

  • Vita 2013 Franklin & Marshall College's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is ready for a fifth year with VITA student volunteers. (Photo by Eric Forberger) 

Have your taxes prepared FREE of CHARGE 

( if you make less than $50,000) 
February 1-April 14. 
United Way of Lancaster has trained a cohort of F&M student volunteer tax preparers for this tax season through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. F&M is one of 14 sites in Lancaster County where you can get tax preparation for free if you make less than $50,000 per household.
Make an Appointment:  
Dial 211 on your cell phone (or 717-291-5462) to make an appointment through United Way of Lancaster county. 
An appointment is required to have your taxes done
Appointments fill quickly so make an appointment SOON
What to bring to have your taxes prepared:
  • Social Security Cards
  • Valid Photo ID
  • A copy of last year's federal and state tax returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit ( a VOIDED check)
  • All applicable tax forms such as:
    • All wage and earnings statements (W-2, W2-G, 1099-R, SSA-1099, etc.)
    • Interest and dividend statements from banks (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, etc.)
    • Any other tax related forms (tuition, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, etc.)
You can also prepare your taxes yourself online at www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org
Gordon Heller '15 is the F&M Student VITA volunteer coordinator: gheller@fandm.edu.
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