UB business students offer free tax prep services

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Need to file your taxes? No fear, IRS-certified accounting students from UB are here!

The School of Management of students are offering free tax preparation services to individuals and families with an annual incomes less than $54,000.

Free tax prep services will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • South Campus, 403 Hayes Hall, on February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and March 3, 4, 10, 11.
  • North Campus,112 Jacobs Management Center, on March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 14, 15.

Here's what you should bring: 

  1. Proof of identification (state-issued photo ID for each adult, such as valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card);
  2. Original Social Security card for each filer and dependent (not a photocopy);
  3. If married filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  4. Date of birth for self, spouse and dependents;
  5. Wage and earning statements (Forms W-2 and 1099) from all employers;
  6. Interest and dividend statements (Form 1099);
  7. Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Act Statements);
  8. Total paid for day care provider and provider’s tax ID number or Social Security number;
  9. A copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns, if available; and
  10. Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit. 

The cost to file taxes can run anywhere from $100 to $300. 

"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," said UB spokesperson Jacqueline Ghosen.

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