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Tax assistance program to file returns for free

1.22.2018

Illinois College students will once again be participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to help local residents during the coming tax season.

Beginning in early February, students will complete tax returns by appointment,Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. 

To qualify, participants must make less than $60,000 in annual income. Participants will have both federal and state tax returns prepared and electronically filed for free prior to the April 15 deadline.

John Rush, the coordinator of the program and associate professor of accounting, said that Illinois College students have helped file hundreds of returns while gaining hands-on professional experience in accounting for over 30 years. 
 

Our students are learning valuable skills working with clients and using professional software while providing a needed service to the community.
John Rush, Associate Professor of Accounting

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 217.479.4619.

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit www.ic.edu or call 217.245.3467 for more information.

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