By the University at Buffalo
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will once again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual income below $57,000.
This service is especially valuable to low-income tax filers by helping them apply for earned income tax credits that can provide a needed boost in annual income. These tax credits can reduce or eliminate income taxes by refunding taxes already withheld from wages.
Area residents and students are encouraged to take advantage of this tax preparation opportunity, which, by IRS estimates, can save taxpayers anywhere from $100 to $300 in preparation fees.
Free tax preparation will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New this year, to ensure the health and safety of preparers and clients, walk-in clients cannot be accommodated. All tax services will be by appointment only.
To schedule your appointment and view a list of what to bring, COVID-19 safety guidelines, maps, directions and frequently asked questions, visit management.buffalo.edu/freetaxprep.
The tax service is provided by the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with volunteers from the UB chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honors organization for accounting and finance students, and the UB Accounting Association.
For additional questions, send an email to [email protected], and a student volunteer will reply within two business days.
Tax preparation for nonresident aliens requires special processing that is beyond the scope of the services provided by Beta Alpha Psi. UB international students on a nonimmigrant visa may be eligible to use Sprintax to file their taxes.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit management.buffalo.edu.