CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-- (NEWSPLEX) -- With the tax deadline looming April 15, UVa students are offering to help the public file their taxes for free.
In the Vita program's 4th year, undergraduate commerce students from the university in partnership with the local United Way offer tax help free of charge to those in the community. All you need is your W-2 forms, a form of picture ID, and a social security card to get started. They also help students fill out FAFSA applications for financial aid.
Barnaby Lo, a fourth year student, was inspired to do this free service for the public since his first year at UVa, "I really enjoyed meeting people in the community, super rewarding to see them getting their refunds and we think it's a very valuable service," he said. "We've gotten great feedback from our clients and we do it free of cost so, they get everything back, we don't get a percentage of anything, and we try to do the best that we can to help them out."
They have helped to file over $3 million dollars worth of tax returns.
To learn more information you can check out their website at www.vitavirginia.org