The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who generally make $56,000 or less, those with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
SNHU-VITA will be open for the tax year on February 11, 2020 and closed on April 10, 2020. We will not be open from March 09-13 due to spring break.
The due date for the US individual income tax return for tax year 2019 is April 15, 2020.
The standard deduction for taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) changes every year. The standard deduction amounts for the 2019 tax year are:
Please note: There is a higher standard deduction for those filers who are age 65 or older, or legally blind.
For 2019, the amount of credit increased.
The maximum credit is:
Both under 65
One under 65
Both 65 or older
The Day of the Service:
Tax Returns That Won't be Prepared:
The types of returns listed below will not be prepared through this program:
The links below will guide you in determining what exemptions you cannot claim, how to claim an exemption for a dependent and the rule for more than one person claiming the same qualified child on their return.
The link below is a list of common taxable income as well as common non-taxable income.
For more information, see the IRS website articles below:
* There is an additional standard deduction for elderly or blind taxpayers, which is $1,300 for tax year 2019. The additional standard deduction amount increases to $1,650 if the individual is also unmarried and not a qualifying widow(er).
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
Webster Hall VITA Tax Prep Services Webster Hall, Lobby Tuesday (2:00 pm-7:00 pm) and Friday (2:00 pm-7:00 pm) Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed.
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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.
Bring your Social Security card, a letter from the Social Security Administration or a copy of last year's return if you filed electronically in order to receive assistance.
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.
There are many types of non-taxable income. Examples of non-taxable income are included on the income page.
Students will not be available during spring vacation. Other times are listed on the home page of this web site.
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.
Those eligible to receive tax assistance are the elderly, low income and multi-lingual individuals.
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.