VITA 2012

Baruch Students with VITA in the Lobby of the Newman Library

During the 2011 tax filing season, Baruch College students from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program prepared 6,555 tax returns resulting in more than $8 million in refunds.

IRS-certified student volunteers filed taxes at five locations throughout the city, seven days a week from February 7 to April 17. Complimentary services were offered to neighborhood clients who earn less than $49,000 resulting in the following refunds: Federal: $5,395,105; New York State: $2,630,767; and other states: $14,329—ending in a grand total of
$8,040,201 in refunds.
For the 2010 tax season, Baruch VITA volunteers prepared more than 5,658returns which led to $5,343,036 in refunds.
Students offered services in English, Spanish, Russian, Cantonese and Mandarin throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
VITA was created by the IRS in 1969, and Baruch VITA was established in the early 1990’s. Most Baruch tax volunteers are majoring in Finance or Accountancy.
Reposted with permission
Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
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