Trained volunteers from the University of Central Missouri’s Beta Alpha Psi organization will provide tax help to people who cannot afford to file their own tax returns.

Through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), students within the University’s honorary organization of accounting majors will help those with low-to-moderate income (or, those who make generally $49,000 or below). They will help with special credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or Disabled.

In addition, the students will also help with free electronic filing.

Those interested in this free service need to bring along the following:

• Social Security numbers for all taxpayers and dependents
• Photo ID
• W-2s, 1099s, educational fees paid to UCM
• Bank routing number as well as your account number
• 2008 income tax return

The tax service is available Wednesdays through April 14, 2  to 5 p.m., and Thursdays through April 15, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Ward Edwards Building on the UCM campus, second floor, Room 2810.

Walk-ins are welcomed. For more information, you may call the School of Accountancy: (660) 543-4631

But be forewarned: no assistance will be available March 17 and 18, during Spring Break.