Income tax assistance available

NIU’s Financial Cents Program and the Department of Accountancy is proud to partner with Goodwill Northern Illinois to bring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to NIU. VITA consists of IRS-certified volunteers who provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

This year, NIU students, faculty and staff can visit volunteers in the Holmes Student Center Gallery Lounge to get assistance every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting Jan. 31 and ending April 11. (There will be no assistance offered March 14 during spring break.)

Appointments are preferred. Please see the site manager regarding the drop-off program or availability for walk-in appointments. To schedule an appointment, contact Goodwill at 815-375-5201.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Social Security card
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of medical insurance (1095s)
  • All wage forms (W-2, unemployment)
  • College expenses (if any)
  • Property tax bill (if any)
  • Routing and account number for direct deposit of refund (if applicable)

Have questions? Contact NIU’s Financial Cents program at 815-753-HELP, email financialcents@niu.edu, or visit VITA page on Financial Cents website.

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