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

~ Assisted-filing now all online with paperless returns


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 26, 2007) – 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 IRS 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 now be electronically filed from the on-campus locations.


VITA services are designated for families earning less than $40,000 and individuals earning less than $14,000. 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, 2005 tax return and 2006 tax documents. A closer look at TCC tax help:

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

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

Saturdays - Feb. 10, 17 and 24 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Whitehurst Building, room 2062

Other times available by appointment - call 822-5252


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

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

        (Feb. 13- March 27 – Closed March 6)

Wednesdays - 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center, room 243

       (Feb. 7- March 28 – Closed March 7)

~ Selected Saturdays – Feb. 10 and March 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center, room 243


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



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. 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-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit