This spring, students in accounting in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at UNG are offering a new opportunity for those seeking to get their taxes done at a low-cost.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance with their returns.

Under the guidance of Lisa Nash and Dr. Anne Duke, accounting students taking ACCT 3399 – Special Topics in Accounting, have been certified by testing through the IRS to offer this free service.

Students may prepare 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040 forms with schedules A, B, C-EZ, or D along with basic tax credits. The returns will be prepared while the taxpayer is present and filed electronically with direct deposit available if desired.

The service is free to the community.

Tax preparation service is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 7 through March 9. The service is by appointment only.

For more information or an appointment, please call Lisa Nash at 706-867-3082.