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GWU Is Offering Free Income Tax Preparation
Shown here (left to right) Chelsea Wilbourn, GWU Grad Student receives help on her taxes from Taylor Hyslip, Gardner-Webb Freshman and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) President with Denise Smith, Assistant Professor of Business at GWU.
   Garner-Webb University professors and students are volunteering their skills to help the community by offering a free income tax preparation service. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be offered on Tuesdays, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamrick Hall which is located on the Gardner-Webb University campus.
   The Godbold School of Business's, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) ENACTUS team have completed Internal Revenue Service training and will offer their services to families and individuals who earn less than $52,000 a year.
   Before coming to the Boiling Springs VITA program at Hamrick Hall, all potential participants can prepare for their visit by bringing the following: 1) social security cards for everyone listed on the tax return including children 2) photo I.D. of taxpayer and spouse 3) all income information including W-2's, 1099s, and any other source of income 4) information on deductions for donations 5) all medical expenses 6) property tax information.
   Dr. Denise Smith, a certified public accountant and assistant professor of business administration and healthcare management at Gardner- Webb believes citizens will benefit from completing their taxes as soon as possible. She stated: "Even if you are not expecting a refund it helps to have your return completed early so you know the amount of your tax liability Taxes can be paid through April 15 without penalty or interest"
    For additional information on the VITA sessions, just call 704-406-4382 or to find additional VITA locations visit www.irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep.
                                                                                                                –Courtesy of Gardner-Webb University

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