Get Your Taxes Filed for Free Right Here in Statesboro

Raquel Upson, Correspondent

Georgia Southern’s School of Accountancy and the IRS banded together to offer free tax services to students and others in the Statesboro community needing help filing this season.

“[Filing taxes] can be confusing to a lot of people,” said Collis White, an accounting major and member of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). “We’re a resource for them to avoid having to file their own taxes.”

VITA assists both students and people of the community. The program is intended to offer tax-help to anyone earning $68,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly, and taxpayers who speak limited English. 

VITA is offering free tax services for students until April 13th at City Campus in Downtown Statesboro.

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 2nd: 9 a.m. – noon

The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and no appointments are necessary. Students are expected to bring their driver’s license or state issued ID, social security card, tax documents, and any other necessary documentation found on the organization’s webpage. 

It’s also important for students to know whether they are claimed as an independent or dependent. 

“We’re trying to put as much money back into the community as possible,” said White.  “That’s why we do our taxes voluntarily.” 

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