APSU College of Business offers free tax prep to qualifying individuals
(Posted Feb. 13, 2019)
Clarksville, Tenn. — The Austin Peay State University College of Business is working to make tax season a little less stressful this year by providing free tax preparation through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program is open to anyone with an annual income of $55,000 or less, individuals with disabilities or community members with limited English skills.
Austin Peay business students went through vigorous training – including approximately 32 tax-training modules and several practice returns – and passed three certification exams with a score of 80 percent or higher to become IRS-certified volunteers.
Appointments can be made by calling 931-221-6590, but walk-ins are welcome. The VITA program will be housed in the APSU Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, 322 Home Ave., and students will offer tax preparation from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. The VITA program will remain open (except for Saturday, March 10) until the final tax-filing day on April 10.
Anyone with questions may either stop by the program site during operating hours or email Jennifer D. Thayer, assistant professor of business, at firstname.lastname@example.org.