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Management students offer free tax prep

Published January 13, 2017

IRS-certified accounting students from the School of Management will again provide free tax-preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $54,000.

Area residents and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, which will be held on the North and South campuses. The IRS estimates that using such free services can save taxpayers $100 to $300 in preparation fees.

This service can be especially valuable to low-income tax filers by helping them apply for earned income tax credits that can provide a needed boost in annual income. The tax credits, which can reduce or eliminate income taxes by refunding taxes already withheld from wages, can mean as much as $5,028 for a family with two children.

The dates and times of tax-preparation sessions, as well as the documentation participants need to bring to the session, are available online.

Those with additional questions, can send an email to mgt-freetaxprep@buffalo.edu, and a student volunteer will reply within two business days.

Note that tax preparation for nonresident aliens requires special processing that is beyond the scope of the services provided by Beta Alpha Psi. UB international students on a nonimmigrant visa should visit UB’s International Student and Scholar Services website for more information.