Fairfield University Hosting Annual Free Tax Preparation Service Program Through April 13

Fairfield University Hosting Annual Free Tax Preparation Service Program Through April 13

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (February XX, 2018) — Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business will host a free, 10-week tax return preparation service program on Fridays from February 2 through April 13, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Services are provided by appointment only on a first-come, first-serve basis. To schedule an appointment please contact Jillian Liptak at jillian.liptak@fairfield.edu or call (203)-254-4307.

The income tax preparation office at the Dolan School is part of an IRS program that organizes offices in the greater Bridgeport area staffed by volunteers who have completed both a technical and professional conduct certification process under IRS supervision. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) includes services such as electronic filing for federal and state returns, direct deposit refunds, and retired or self-employed income tax return preparation. Volunteers can also advise individuals on benefits screening, financial education, and how to turn refunds into long-term financial security. The VITA Program is an IRS approved program available to anyone with a household income up to $60,000.

“It is very important to offer low-income tax payers the chance to get their tax returns filed free of charge by IRS-certified tax preparers in the VITA sites,” said Ahmed Ebrahim, PhD, associate professor of Accounting at the Dolan School. “It helps them to obtain the tax credits they are entitled to, dealing with trusted and experienced people in a safe environment. In the process, our Accounting students and volunteers put their accounting and taxation knowledge into action preparing tax returns for real clients.”

For individuals unable to make an appointment at Fairfield University, Dr. Ahmed will also be taking appointments at the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center (BICC) located at 877 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604. To schedule an appointment please call (845) - 633-2679.

For more information about VITA offices located in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk, and for additional locations in Connecticut, please visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/find-a-location-for-free-tax-prep

#Vol 50, No. 101

Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City

Posted On: 02-02-2018 11:02 AM

Volume: 50 Number: 101