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Free Income Tax Preparation Offered by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at BSC, Beginning February 10

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    Tuesday, January 25 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(BLUEFIELD)--Free income tax preparation assistance for low-to moderate income individuals will be offered again this year at Bluefield State College (BSC).

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, will offer free tax preparation help, beginning on February 10, 2011, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. on the second floor of the Hardway Library at Bluefield State College. Individuals seeking assistance through VITA must have an appointment!  To make an appointment please contact the United Way of the Virginias, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (276) 322-2606.

Items for individuals to bring:

  • Proof of identification, example-driver’s license
  • This year's tax package and/or mailing label
  • All forms, including W-2s, W-2Gs, 1099s, relating to income and deductions
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number Verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • A blank check or a bank statement for your checking account. For example, information like your checking account number will be needed if you would like your refund to be directly deposited.
  • If you used a daycare provider, bring the total paid in 2010 and also the daycare provider’s tax identifying number.
  • A copy of your state and federal return from last year if available

Everyone participating in tax return preparation through the BSC VITA program have undergone training and earned certification for income tax return preparation.

“We will not be open March 7th or during the week of Spring Break,” noted Michelle Williams, United Way Executive Director.  “If the campus is closed due to inclement weather the VITA site will be closed as well.  If there is inclement weather, please call to confirm your appointment.”

Other dates and times are available.  All interested individuals are encouraged to contact the United Way of the Virginias to schedule an appointment!


WHEN:  Thursday, February 10 – April 18, 2011

WHERE:  Bluefield State College - Wendell Hardway Library

TIME:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

By Appointments Only
Call the United Way of the Virginias
Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm

4 pm – 6 pm

4 pm – 6 pm

4 pm – 6 pm

Thursday, February 10

Thursday, March 3

Monday, April 4

Monday, February 14

Thursday, March 10

Thursday, April 7

Thursday, February 17

Monday, March 14

Monday, April 11

Monday, February 21

Thursday, March 17

Thursday, April 14

Thursday, February 24

Monday, March 28

Monday, April 18*
*Hours announced later

Monday, February 28

Thursday, March 31


No appointments available during the week of March 21 – 24


Call BSC’s Weather Hotline at 304.327.4350 for the latest status.

If the campus is CLOSED, appointments will need to be rescheduled.

If the campus is on Inclement Weather Schedule,
call to confirm your appointment.