VOLUNTEER INCOME-TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Free tax assistance for ONLY international students.
The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy is offering a Volunteer Income-Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Program for members of the greater Akron community who would are in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa with employment who are required to file a nonresident tax return.
The program is free to all international students. Persons who do not satisfy all eligibility requirements cannot be helped through this program. The school strongly encourages international students from all colleges and universities in the area to participate.
How it works
We will prepare returns in person this year.
Don’t Need to File a Tax Return?
International students who were in the U.S. at any time during the year must complete Form 8843. Click here to watch a video on how to prepare and file Form 8843.
Your Rights are Protected
1. To learn more about your civil rights, use this link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4053esp.pdf
2. To see more information about the VITA program, use this link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4836.pdf
A team of IRS-certified volunteers prepares the tax returns and a program coordinator reviews each tax return.
The program coordinators are Melanie McCoskey, Ph.D., CPA. Additionally, the Faculty Advisory Council, comprising Julianne Jones JD/MTax, CPA, and Doron Narotzki JD, LLM, SJD, provide feedback and advice for the effective operation of the VITA program.
Volunteers include MS Accounting, MTax, and BS Accounting students in the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy.