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

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 16, 2009) – As part of the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), Tidewater Community College will offer in February and March free tax-preparation assistance for individuals in low-to-moderate income levels.

TCC accounting faculty members administer the tax-preparation help as a region-wide community service through 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.

People seeking tax help should bring a valid picture ID, Social Security card, 2007 tax return and 2008 tax documents.

A closer look at TCC tax help:

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

Services offered by appointment only, February through March

– Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road

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

Tuesdays - 7:15 to 9 p.m., Advanced Technology Center (ATC), room 214

        Feb. 17-March 31 – Closed March 10 for spring break

Wednesdays - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ATC, room 243

        Feb. 11-March 25 – Closed March 11 for spring break

Friday, Feb. 27 and March 20 only, 9 a.m. to noon, ATC, room 214

– Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus locations and driving directions, go to and type “campus maps” in the search box.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, 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 Norfolk’s theater district, 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