Volunteer Income Tax Services (VITA)

 

SETON HALL LAW SCHOOL
OFFERS FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION FOR THE COMMUNITY

Seton Hall Law School Offers Free Tax Prep for the Community until April 13

Seton Hall Law School volunteers will again this year prepare Income Tax Returns for taxpayers with annual income up to $51,000. IRS certified volunteers provide private, confidential, one-on-one tax return preparation. Law students, the Tax Law Society and professors prepare returns free of charge to students, qualified staff and members of the community.

Eligible clients can also claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and receive up to an additional $5,891 in tax refunds. Find out if you qualify for the EIC below.

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WHAT TO BRING (for Free Tax Prep)

  1. Both spouses, if you are filing jointly
  2. Proof of identification
  3. Social Security card or ITIN letter
  4. Current year’s tax packet, if you received one
  5. All W-2 and 1099 statements, and any other tax forms received
  6. Other income information, including interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  7. Information of all deductions/credits
  8. Total paid to day care providers and the day care provider’s tax I.D. number (provider’s Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number)
  9. A copy of last year’s Income Tax Returns (if available)
  10. Voided check for direct deposit

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (as per IRS Guidelines)

To Be Eligible For Free Tax Prep. At the Law School You Must:

  1. Not have gross income for 2010 in excess of $49,000
  2. Not be a foreign taxpayer
  3. Not have passive investment income (eg. interest/dividends) over $1900 if you are a dependent under age 19 or full time student under age 24
  4. Not have rental, royalties, partnership, or capital gain (sales of securities or certain property) income
  5. Not require a state return other than Resident New Jersey or Nonresident New York
  6. Not have a business that requires Schedule C instead of C-EZ (see IRS.gov for requirements)