UNG accounting, finance students will provide free tax prep

For a fifth year, college students pursuing accounting and finance degrees in the College of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell School of Business enterprise will construct on their tax planning capabilities and support the encompassing communities as component of the Volunteer Profits Tax Guidance application sponsored by the IRS.  The method served more than 100 taxpayers in the 2019 filing period.

The totally free tax preparing expert services are open up by appointment only from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 2 through March 2 in area 011 of Newton Oakes on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus. 

For the in-man or woman appointments, members should adhere to UNG’s needs to don a mask within all college properties and exercise social distancing. 

Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a concept for Lisa Nash, lecturer of accounting at UNG and a CPA, at 706-867-3082.

The IRS provides a checklist of “what to bring” to a VITA web-site so taxpayers can be well prepared for their appointment. Nash will also discuss these products when scheduling the appointment.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nash stated the submitting season for 2020 will be a problem for taxpayers as they navigate the numerous tax legislation changes enacted to offer aid. 

“The changes affect all places of the individual return: money, deductions and tax credits. The Restoration Rebate Credit requires taxpayers to reconcile their financial effect stimulus payments on their 2020 tax return to be certain they gained the highest stimulus volume,” Nash reported. “The mission of the VITA system is to enable tax filers navigate the adjustments and file exact returns.”

VITA offers absolutely free tax companies to folks who generally make $57,000 or less. Learners put together 1040 varieties with schedules A, B, C-EZ, and D, alongside with fundamental tax credits. Federal and state returns are organized for absolutely free when taxpayers are existing. Nash opinions all returns with the taxpayers prior to she documents them electronically with direct deposit out there, if ideal. The IRS will get started accepting e-submitted returns on Feb. 12, so returns geared up among Feb. 2 and Feb. 12 will be filed on Feb. 12.