Free Tax Prep Available at Mercy College
Mercy College is once again offering a free income tax preparation service to its students, staff and their families at both its Dobbs Ferry and Bronx campuses, as well as to anyone else who meets certain income thresholds and needs help getting their taxes done. To determine eligibility for the program, called VITA, for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, dial 211 and follow the prompts.
Starting the first weekend in February and running through March 23rd, some 15-to-20 Mercy business students who have undergone IRS training will be available at both campuses to help applicants prepare e-files. They in turn, are overseen by site coordinators who check the students’ work and do the actual filing for the clients. Last year, 180 individuals and families took advantage of the program. Those interested this year should visit the IRS.gov web site, search for VITA and find a site, like Mercy, nearest to them.