VITA Launches Free Tax Services for UNLV Community

When

Feb. 8, 2021 (All day) to Apr. 15, 2021 (All day)

Office/Remote Location

Virtual

Description

Preparing your taxes can be an overwhelming and confusing task, but the Virtual VITA program will change that for qualifying UNLV community members and their families this tax season. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which is certified by the IRS and provided by the Lee Business School’s Department of Accounting, will offer free tax preparation services February 8, 2021 through April 15, 2021 for UNLV students, faculty, staff, and their families with an annual household income of $57,000 or less.

The filing process is simple and will happen in five easy steps:

  1. Intake: Answer Questions and Submit Documents
  2. UNLV: VITA Volunteer Reviews Completed Digital Intake
  3. Interview: VITA Volunteer Calls Taxpayer to Obtain Additional Information
  4. E-Signature: Completed Tax Return is Securely Emailed to Taxpayer(s) for Review
  5. E-File: Tax Return is Filed Electronically

To get started you will need to gather the below documents: 

  • Valid driver’s license or photo identification (self & spouse’s, if applicable)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and your dependents
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and/or dependents on the return
  • All forms W-2, 1099 and information for other income received
  • A copy of last year’s tax return and information for all deductions/credits
  • Daycare payment records and daycare providers Tax ID number
  • Checking and Savings Account and Routing number(s)
  • If filing jointly, both spouses must be present and sign the return
  • Health insurance coverage information for all members of the household (if applicable)

The completely virtual service will be provided by certified tax preparers through a secure web portal where you can upload your documents without ever leaving your home. Though the service is free, space is limited. To schedule your initial appointment email VITA@unlv.edu.

Price

Free for qualifying faculty, staff, and students.

Admission Information

To schedule your initial appointment, email VITA@unlv.edu.

Contact Information

External Sponsor

Lee Business School's Department of Accounting