If you’re struggling to complete your tax return, students at Ossining High School may be able to help.
Every Wednesday from now through April, with the exception of March 27, high school business students will be preparing taxes for community residents free of charge through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, said Debra Jacoby, the business teacher who organized the service.
Students participating in the program, all of whom are studying accounting, were specially trained and had to pass a series of exams in order to qualify, Jacoby said. In addition, all returns will be reviewed by Jacoby, who is a CPA. Students will prepare returns on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 111 at the high school.
The service is limited to taxpayers earning less than $51,000 a year. Taxpayers must bring a photo ID, social security cards for the taxpayer and any dependents, as well as tax documents including W-2 forms, 1099s etc.