Library EventVITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

04/10/2019 5:00pm 04/10/2019 8:00pm VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteers from the University of Iowa Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms.
The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge.

You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2018 – generally this will be your 2017 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim.

You CANNOT use this service if:
You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $54000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

**UPDATE: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (F-1/J-1 student visas)**

Non-Residents

  • We have exceeded our capacity for 2018 non-resident student returns and cannot accept and prepare new 2018 non-resident student tax returns.
  • There is a University of Iowa International VITA program designed especially for students who need to file non-resident returns. The program’s website is: https://international.uiowa.edu/isss/current/employment/taxes/workshops
  • You are required to file a non-resident return for 2018 if BOTH of the following conditions are true:
    1. You were in the U.S. on an F,J,M,Q visa during 2018
    2. You have been in the U.S. on an F,J,M,or Q visa during 5 or fewer calendar years by the end of 2018. Note the following information when counting numbers of years in the U.S. Count the number of calendar years, not blocks of 365 days. Count years when you were in the U.S. on a F,J,M, or Q in the U.S. counts, even if you were on a dependent or spouse visa at the time.

Residents

  • We can no longer prepare resident student returns where the taxpayer claims tax treaty provisions on the return (that is, your treaty is not on a 1042-S).
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Meeting Room D, Digital Media Lab

VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteers from the University of Iowa Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms.The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge.

You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2018 – generally this will be your 2017 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim.

You CANNOT use this service if:You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $54000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

**UPDATE: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (F-1/J-1 student visas)**

Non-Residents

  • We have exceeded our capacity for 2018 non-resident student returns and cannot accept and prepare new 2018 non-resident student tax returns.
  • There is a University of Iowa International VITA program designed especially for students who need to file non-resident returns. The program’s website is: https://international.uiowa.edu/isss/current/employment/taxes/workshops
  • You are required to file a non-resident return for 2018 if BOTH of the following conditions are true:
    1. You were in the U.S. on an F,J,M,Q visa during 2018
    2. You have been in the U.S. on an F,J,M,or Q visa during 5 or fewer calendar years by the end of 2018. Note the following information when counting numbers of years in the U.S. Count the number of calendar years, not blocks of 365 days. Count years when you were in the U.S. on a F,J,M, or Q in the U.S. counts, even if you were on a dependent or spouse visa at the time.

Residents

  • We can no longer prepare resident student returns where the taxpayer claims tax treaty provisions on the return (that is, your treaty is not on a 1042-S).

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

DML is closed to members during event.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi