Free Tax Prep Offered by Lee

Friday, January 24, 2014

Alumni Hero
The Lee University Department of Business will once again partner with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to offer free tax preparation every Friday and Saturday beginning Jan. 31.

IRS certified junior and senior accounting students will provide assistance at the Walker Memorial Building in Room 101 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 12.

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.

“Naturally, a refund will come back sooner 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 31          Feb 1
Feb 7            Feb 8
Feb 14          Feb 15
Feb 21          Feb 22
Feb 28          Mar 1
Mar 7            Mar 8
Mar 14          Mar 15
Mar 21          Mar 22
Mar 28          Mar 29
Apr 4            Apr 5
Apr 11          Apr 12