Niagara University's free tax help continues
Accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration continue to provide free tax assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season. The program, called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.
"Niagara University has participated in this program for many years," said Alfonso Oddo, chair of the accounting department. He noted that members of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor society for accounting, and the college's Accounting Society will coordinate the program.
Under the program, NU students prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns free of charge for elderly and low-income taxpayers in the community.
Assistance is provided from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
- Niagara University, Room 205 of St. Vincent's Hall: March 23 and 25; April 13 and 15.
- Family Resource Center, 3001 Ninth St.: March 24 and April 14.
No appointments are needed to participate in this free service.