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Department of Accounting Sponsoring UTSA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Feb. 15, 2008

UTSA faculty, staff and students can receive free tax preparation through the UTSA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The program is open to all individuals and families who earn less than $45,000 annually.

Pam Smith, associate professor of accounting, is the faculty coordinator of the UTSA site. Accounting students who are members of Beta Alpha Psi and Alpha Kappa Psi are also providing assistance at the on-site center.

Tax preparation will be provided from 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays throughout the month of February. All sessions will be held in the Pecan Room of the University Center.

Participants should bring with them a driver's license or photo identification; social security card or individual tax identification number for all members in the family; all W-2s; all 1099 forms; and a copy of last year's tax return. If filing jointly, both spouses must be present. Returns are submitted electronically by VITA and filers can expect to receive funds in seven to 10 days.

Through the VITA program, volunteers provide free income tax assistance and tax information to taxpayers. The VITA program is managed by the City of San Antonio Community Initiatives Office . For more information, call (210) 227-4357 or visit their Web site.

UTSA's College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing the college in the top 10 percent of business schools worldwide. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students. The College of Business has also been named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minorities by the Princeton Review, one of the 15 largest minority MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report and ranks second in the nation for the number of undergraduate business degrees awarded to Hispanics according to Hispanic Outlook magazine. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing “Knowledge for a New World .” For more information, call (210) 458-4313 or visit the college's Web site.

Wendy Frost—

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