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APSU College of Business offers free 2019 tax prep to qualifying individuals

Vita1(Posted Feb. 13, 2019)

Clarksville, Tenn. — The Austin Peay State University College of Business is working to make tax season a little less stressful this year by providing free tax preparation through its  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program is open to anyone with an annual income of $55,000 or less, individuals with disabilities or community members with limited English skills.


Austin Peay business students went through vigorous training – including approximately 32 tax-training modules and several practice returns – and passed three certification exams with a score of 80 percent or higher to become IRS-certified volunteers.

Appointments can be made by calling 931-221-6590, but walk-ins are welcome. The VITA program will be housed in the APSU Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, 322 Home Ave., and students will offer tax preparation from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. The VITA program will remain open (except for Saturday, March 10) until the final tax-filing day on April 10.


Anyone with questions may either stop by the program site during operating hours or email Jennifer D. Thayer, assistant professor of business, at thayerj@aspu.edu.