Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Southern New Hampshire University’s
Tax Assistance Program

 

Free Tax Assistance for the SNHU Community and Others

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SNHU-VITA

Coordinator:
Jeremy Glines

 

For New Hampshire VITA Site Information

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Email:

j.glines@snhu.edu

Phone:

(603) 930-8587

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains answers to common questions.

    Who will help me with my taxes?

    Who is eligible for this assistance?

    When is tax assistance available?

    How are students certified as VITA volunteers?

    What do I need to bring to receive the tax help?

    What if more than 1 person claims my child...?

    Which filing status should I choose?

    What types of income are non-taxable?


Who will help me with my taxes?

Students in SNHU's Special Topics in Accounting course have been certified by the Internal Revenue Service to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program this winter.

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Who is eligible for tax assistance?

Those eligible to receive tax assistance are: elderly, low income, and multi-lingual individuals.

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When is Tax Assistance available?

Students will not be available during spring vacation. Other times are listed on the home page of this web site.

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How are the students certified as VITA volunteers?

Students are required to take an IRS approved exam. Where VITA training is conducted in conjunction with college courses, exceptions may be allowed only at the discretion of the IRS VITA Coordinator.

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What do I need to bring to receive the tax help?

Bring your Social Security card, a letter from the Social Security Administration or a copy of last year's return if you filed electronically last year in order to receive assistance. For more information on what to bring and what to know about tax day, please click here.

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What if more than one person claims my child on their tax return? How does this affect my tax benefits?

The IRS will use the tie-breaker rule to determine which taxpayer is eligible for benefits such as the dependency exemption, head of household filing status, credit for child and dependent care expenses, child tax credit and earned income credit. Click Here to see how the tie-breaker rule works.

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Which filing status should I choose?

Filing status is based on your marital and family situation at the time of the year end (December 31). Choosing your correct filing status is important to make sure that you have the lowest tax liability. Click Hereto find out how to determine your status.

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What types of income are non-taxable?

There are many types of non-taxable income. Examples of non-taxable income are included on the income page.

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