Students may be required to file their taxes, based on their dependency status and yearly income. Students and alumni can receive assistance in their tax preparation by using an online, self-prep program through the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance called the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored by the Revenue Service (IRS). The VITA Program sponsors provide free tax return preparation service for those who have low to moderate income as well as elderly taxpayers across the country.
Stay tuned for information about workshops in Spring 2022 if you need to file your 2021 taxes! Tax Department employees will walk you through your income tax returns, step-by-step. If you earned $72,000 or less in 2021, you will qualify.