UNH Business School Offers Tax Preparation Help to Low-Income Residents
Media Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Feb 2, 2010

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics is offering tax preparation help to low-income residents through the month of February.

More than 30 students, all accounting majors with UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics, have become certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a collaboration among the university, Internal Revenue Service, Northeast Credit Union and the Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Coalition of Southeastern New Hampshire.

UNH volunteers will be available:

  • Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Room 304
  • Friday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Room 321
  • Friday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Room 207

The VITA program offers free tax help to low-income residents who need help preparing their own tax returns. The UNH students providing the help are graduates and undergraduates who are IRS VITA-certified to help prepare basic tax returns. This is the seventh year UNH students have volunteered for the program and over the years have helped hundreds of Granite Staters.

Total household incomes below $49,000 qualify.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.