VITA

VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

We are very sorry to announce that effective immediately, the Rowan University VITA site will no longer be operational for the balance of this 2020 tax season.  Beginning on Monday, March 16, the University will limit all off-campus visitors.  While there are no known cases of Corona virus on our campus at this time, this policy is being implemented in order to minimize the risk to the campus community from the COVID-19 (Corona virus).

 We apologize for the inconvenience that this may create for you, and would encourage you to locate an alternative VITA center in our area.  Please visit https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/  to find an alternate VITA location near you.

 

Rowan University business students are offering assistance with federal and state income tax preparation for qualified area residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. 

Appointments are now being accepted for the service through Saturday, April 13th. To make an appointment, call 856-256-4039 or email vita@rowan.edu.

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, people with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English language skills who require assistance in preparing their returns. Through the program, IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Available Appointments

The service is available in Rowan University’s Business Hall, 271 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, on the following days and times:

January 28, 2020 - April 14, 2020:

(Excluding the week of March 15-20)

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am -1:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

VITA clients should go to the welcome gate on Route 322 for parking assistance. For directions to the gate, visit https://www.rowan.edu/home/map/about/visiting-rowan/main-glassboro-campus

Required Documentation

Taxpayers should bring the following documents to their VITA appointments:

  • Photo identification
  • Social Security cards and birth dates for the filer, spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements from all employers (form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc.)
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exception Certificate (if received)
  • Copies of last year’s federal and state returns
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit
  • Total paid for daycare providers, along with the provider’s tax identification number
  • Forms 1095-A, B, and C

In order to file taxes electronically on a married/joint filing return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

The VITA program at Rowan has assisted area residents with their tax returns for 38 years.