02/05/2013 02:33 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Accounting has announced that it is sponsoring
a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, site, along with the Internal Revenue
Service, to provide help to those who qualify this tax season. The tax service is
open to anyone, not just those affiliated with LSU.
Letti Lowe-Ardoin, an instructor in the accounting department, teaches an income tax
class at LSU that is a service-learning class as well.
“Tax preparation services for those making $51,000 or less are free,” Lowe-Ardoin
said. “Returns will be filed electronically.”
Two VITA locations will be set-up on LSU’s campus. One will be in the LSU Facility
Services Cafeteria on CEBA Lane. Hours of operation are as follows:
Dates: Feb. 5–April 15
Hours: Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m. (Exceptions: Closed 2/12 and 4/2)
Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m. (Exceptions: Closed 2/13 and 4/3)
Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. (Exception: Closed 4/4)
Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Monday, April 15, 2-4 p.m.
An additional location will be available on Wednesdays in the Caddo Room, room 305,
of the LSU Student Union. The dates for this location are the same as above, but the
hours will be 2-4 p.m. This location will be for people to prepare their own tax return,
using tax preparation software. This service is offered for free for single or married
taxpayers with an income less than $57,000, and is available for a small fee for higher
Below is a list of items that are needed when visiting the VITA site to receive tax preparation:
To make an appointment, call the LSU Department of Accounting at 225-578-6202. For more information about VITA, visit www.irs.gov.
The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/accounting, call 225-578-6202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013