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January 23, 2017

Free tax preparation for low income and middle income individuals and families

W. P. Carey School of Business student volunteers serve the community

The VITA program provides free tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Anyone who earns $54,000 or less and cannot afford the services of a paid preparer.

Last year ASU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helped 1,800 people, generating nearly $1.47 million in income tax refunds for the 2015 tax filing season!

Those refunds may not have been received without the help of student volunteers at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Students not only develop technical skills as tax preparers, they learn communication, problem-solving and empathy skills working with diverse client


The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

· Thursdays from January 26 – April 13, 2017 (closed on March 9th), 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

· Saturdays from January 28 – April 15, 2017 (closed on March 11th), 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.


Arizona State University's West Campus

No appointment is necessary, and returns will be prepared on a first-come, first served basis for qualifying taxpayers.

Complimentary parking is available in ASU West campus Lot 20 on the south side of the campus.

For more information, please contact:

· Donald Frost at or 602-543-3203

· Ann Picchione at 480-271-9653 or by email at

About the W. P. Carey School of Business:

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top ranked and largest business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and include over 50 National Merit Scholars.

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