2008
Benedictine University students assist low-income taxpayers prepare returns

Benedictine University students assist low-income taxpayers prepare returns
February 18, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine University students and faculty will assist low income individuals with the preparation of their tax returns on four upcoming Saturday mornings at the Nichols Library in downtown Naperville. This service is provided through the Internal Revenue Service and sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is intended to assist individuals with income of less than $39,000. Many of these individuals are not aware that they are eligible for various tax credits such as the earned income credit. The VITA program helps many individuals weather difficult financial circumstances by providing tax refunds they might not otherwise have received. Individuals who are interested in receiving help with the preparation of their 2007 Federal and Illinois State tax returns should bring identification and tax information such as W-2 forms, 1099s and last year’s tax return to the VITA site in the Nichols Library. Social Security recipients must file a 2007 Federal Tax return whether or not they owe taxes in order to receive the economic stimulus rebate check recently approved by Congress. The service will be provided to qualifying individuals with income less than $39,000 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following four Saturdays: February 23 and March 1, 8 and 29.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.