2019-02-06 / Other News

UGA student-volunteers help file taxes

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offered through the University of Georgia College FACS offers free tax help to Georgians with low-to-moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers.

The service will be offered from Feb. 1 through April 12, when taxpayers will be able to go to county Extension offices to meet with county agents who conduct a brief interview and gather the required documents. The county agents send the required documents to Koonce using an encrypted email service.

Students on UGA’s Athens campus prepare the tax returns early each week, then hold virtual meetings with individual taxpayers later in the week to discuss the returns.

The service benefits both Georgia taxpayers and UGA undergraduate and graduate students, who gain real-world training in addition to the course credit they earn for their participation.

For more information contact the County Extension office at 723- 3072.

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