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No-cost IRS-Certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at SCC

SCC is hosting a tax assistance program from now through April 11 at no charge to students, employees and community members. Filing your taxes can be a daunting task. Allow the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), IRS-certified volunteers to help alleviate some of your “taxing” concerns.

VITA will prepare and e-file state and federal tax returns for those who earn an income below $56,000, are 60 years of age and older, or have a disability.

If you would like to prepare your own return, the SCC VITA program will be able to provide free access to the same software used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) preparers.  Individuals that do not meet the above requirements may access computers and receive limited help from the VITA team to file their own taxes free of charge. Participants may begin the return at SCC and have the option of finishing it from home.

There is no income limitation required to take advantage of this community service. Anyone may benefit from the knowledge of the volunteers, access computers and use the preparation software.

VITA services will be available through Apr. 11, 2020 on Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm - 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am - 1pm, in the SCC Library Room 463 (LIB463).

Services will not be available Mar. 9, 12, or 14.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website provides detailed information about this service, including a checklist of what to bring to a VITA or TCE site.

Students and Higher Education

When filing a tax return, students may need to access information pertaining to scholarships, grants or student loans. There are specific benefits for higher education enrollment and tools for students, local and international. 

SCC School of Business offers programs in accounting and bookkeeping necessary in all industries. The programs provide training in financial and managerial accounting as well as payroll, computerized, and tax accounting.

For additional information about the VITA program at SCC contact Jim Simpson at (480) 423-6257 or jim.simpson@scottsdalecc.edu

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