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IRS-certified volunteers to give free assistance for specific income levels

~ Assisted-filing all online with paperless returns


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 10, 2008) – Recognizing the needs of taxpayers across the region, Tidewater Community College will offer in February and March free tax-preparation services for specified income levels.

Accounting faculty members at TCC’s Chesapeake and Virginia Beach campuses administer the tax-preparation help as a region-wide community service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). As volunteers trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service to handle simple tax returns, TCC students from the Accounting Club and the class, Federal Taxation I, provide the services with faculty supervision. All TCC-assisted tax returns will be electronically filed from the on-campus locations.

VITA services are offered to help low-to-moderate income people (generally $40,000 and below). VITA volunteers are trained to identify important tax benefits like the earned-income credit, education credit and child credit.

People seeking tax help should bring a valid picture ID, Social Security card, 2006 tax return and 2007 tax documents. A closer look at TCC tax help:

Chesapeake Campus - Contact: Scott Carlson, CPA - 822-5252

Services offered on the following dates and by appointment through March:

Saturdays - Feb. 9 and 16 - 9 a.m. to1 p.m., Whitehurst Building, room 2062

Other times available by appointment (evening appointments available) - call 822-5252

Virginia Beach Campus - Contact: Cynthia Bird, CPA - 822-7416

Tuesdays - 7:15 to 9 p.m., Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center (ATC), room 235

        Feb. 12-March 25 – Closed March 11

Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Virginia Beach ATC, room 243

        Feb. 7-March 27 – Closed March 14

~ Selected Saturdays – Feb. 16 and March 1, 9 to 11 a.m., Virginia Beach ATC, room 225

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus locations and driving directions, click here.




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit