Oregon State University’s College of Business Center for the Advancement of Financial Education provides free tax preparation services to low- and middle-income families and individuals.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is an IRS initiative to support free tax preparation. Volunteers, including IRS-certified accounting students, university staff, and community members, prepare taxes for participants.
The service is available this month and next, and appointments are now being made, said Shannon Dolan, an accounting teacher who oversees the program. To qualify, households must earn less than $ 72,000 per year and meet other guidelines.
Participants will be interviewed by phone or online to confirm their qualifications, ensure they have their tax documents, and go through the admission forms. Appointments are then planned, with most tax preparations taking place virtually.
A limited number of personal tax preparation appointments are also available following the COVID-19 precautions.
To learn more about eligibility or to book an appointment, call 541-737-7962 or visit https://beav.es/vita. Support is also available in Spanish.
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