Duke staff and faculty with a household income of $54,000 or less may qualify for free federal and state tax preparation assistance through the Duke Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Ashley Waid, a Duke law student and Duke Law VITA volunteer, said volunteers see a lot of returning clients who receive assistance with taxes.
“It gives a lot of people comfort during tax season to know they have somewhere to go that they can get help,” Waid said.
Appointments are available at the Duke School of Law and Duke Credit Union on select dates through April 1. To schedule an appointment, visit the Duke Law VITA website. Individuals must bring their Social Security card, copies of tax documents and have a record of medical expenses and charitable donations.
Duke employees with a simple return and household income of $62,000 or less per year can prepare their own free tax returns using MyFreeTaxes and receive free guidance through email, by calling a helpline or participating in a live online chat.