Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be available to the general public free of charge through Apr. 16 at Western Washington University’s Parks Hall and Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Library.
Volunteers will provide free assistance with the preparation of non-business, personal income taxes during this period, including free e-filing of tax returns. Sponsored by Western’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society, the VITA program is staffed by students from Western, WCC and other members of the community.
Locations and hours for VITA assistance are:
Western’s Parks Hall 336, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 4:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WCC’s Heiner Library, Mondays: 5-8 p.m., Fridays: 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All VITA sites are closed Feb. 20 (Presidents’ Day). The Western VITA site will be closed Mar. 8-26 (exam week and spring break), and the WCC VITA site will be closed Mar. 23-Apr. 2 (spring break).
No appointment is necessary for any of the above locations. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
To receive tax assistance, please bring all relevant tax documentation (W-2, 1099s, etc.) and copies of purchase and sale documents for all investment sales, as well as a copy of last year’s tax return, if available.