School of Business offering free income tax assistance

Community members with a gross income below $56,000 can get free income tax help this year, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the SUNY New Paltz School of Business.

Through the VITA program, New Paltz business students receive IRS training and are certified to provide basic tax return preparation assistance and free e-filing. They provide this service on a walk-in basis to all individuals who qualify for simple tax filing.

VITA income tax assistance will be open from Feb. 3 – April 7 in van den Berg Hall, room 208, on the SUNY New Paltz campus. The service will be open on the following days and times:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

VITA will be unavailable from March 16-20, while SUNY New Paltz is closed for Spring Break, and any other days when the College is closed due to inclement weather.

To take advantage of this free, walk-in service, qualified individuals should bring photo ID and Social Security cards; tax documents such as W-2s & 1099s; last year’s tax return (if available); and bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.

If you have questions about the program, or if you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to participate, please contact the School of Business at 845-257-2642.