Our Lady of Holy Cross College accounting students providing free tax preparation are, from left, Lucia Dinh, Ronald Luman, Josie Hall, Heather Lee, Lori Bernard and Blanche Lewis.
NEW ORLEANS - Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers free income tax preparation and electronic filing for tax payers with incomes under $51,000 on Wednedays from Jan. 30 through April 10 at the college, 4123 Woodland Dr. in the Algiers neighborhood.
Tax accounting student interns, specially trained and certified by the IRS, prepare basic tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers who do not itemize deductions. They also can help tax payers with special tax credits such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Education Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers the tax assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Tax assistance is available from 9 am until 4 pm in the college's room 17. Free parking is available. Persons interested in learning more about the free tax assistance program may call 504-398-2230.
"Our Lady of Holy Cross College is committed to serving our community in every way we can," says President Ronald J. Ambrosetti, Ph.D. "Supplying free tax preparation to tax payers helps the community, and it gives our accounting students valuable experience."
Lillian S. Grose, CPA, MBA, Assistant Professor, Accounting, who coordinates the program at the college, explains, "Our talented accounting students eagerly go through the training and certification to volunteer with tax preparation. Qualified tax payers can simply come to the college and have their returns prepared and filed at no cost. We're pleased to participate once again in the VITA program because it's such an beneficial community service."
Those qualifying for assistance should bring the following:
About Our Lady of Holy Cross College
A fully accredited Catholic liberal arts college on the West Bank of New Orleans, we offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,260 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ration of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the college's most distinctive programs are in Nursing, Biology, Counseling, Education and Theology. The college was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848. Ronald J. Ambrosetti, PhD, became the 17th president in July, 2012.
Our Lady Of Holy Cross College
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131-7399