Lee Partners with IRS to Provide Free Tax Prep

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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The Lee University Department of Business is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to offer free tax preparation every Friday and Saturday in the Walker Memorial Building beginning Jan. 25, 2013.

IRS certified junior and senior accounting students will provide assistance at the Walker Memorial Building in Room 107 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. The last day of filing tax returns through VITA at Lee is Saturday, April 13, 2013.

In its seventh year, the VITA program at Lee is a tax return preparation service for any taxpayer whose maximum gross annual income does not exceed $50,000.

“This free tax preparation service is to the advantage of many of our neighbors,” said Greg Della Franco, assistant professor of accounting at Lee University and coordinator of the VITA program on campus.

Della Franco added that returns will be filed electronically to the Internal Revenue Service, and refunds will be generated more quickly the sooner they are filed and also, more quickly than paper returns.

“Naturally, a refund will come back more quickly if the return is sent on, say, Feb. 2, instead of waiting until April 2,” said Della Franco.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Greg Della Franco at 423-614-8667 or e-mail him at

VITA Schedule:

Friday Saturday
Jan 25 Jan 26
Feb 1 Feb 2
Feb 8 Feb 9
Feb 15 Feb 16
Feb 22 Feb 23
Mar 1 Mar 2
Mar 8 Mar 9
Mar 15 Mar 16
Mar 22 Mar 23
Mar 29 Mar 30
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Apr 12 Apr 13