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School of Business providing free, online income tax assistance beginning Feb. 1

The SUNY New Paltz School of Business announces the return of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free tax help to individuals with a gross income below $66,000.

For years, the VITA program has connected Hudson Valley residents with certified student volunteers who have received IRS training to provide basic tax return preparation assistance and free e-filing.

In 2021 the program is adapting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by moving online.

Beginning on Feb. 1, qualifying taxpayers can visit http://www.getyourrefund.org/sunynewpaltz to access the free service and safely send documents. VITA will remain available through April 12, 2021.

Our team of certified students will follow up with taxpayers during the following hours:

Mondays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you’d like to take advantage of this free service, simply visit the 2021 VITA program website to get started. Please be ready with your photo ID, Social Security Cards, all informational statements such as W-2s & 1099s, last year’s tax return (if available) and your bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit available for upload.

If you have questions, please contact the VITA program at sunynpvita@gmail.com