Students attending Salt Lake Community College may be able to file their taxes online, and at no cost.
SLCC students whose household income is less than $66,000 are eligible to file taxes online this year for free. All that is required is a computer, internet access, email account and tax documents.
“My parents used to do my taxes as part of their return. But now that I’m working part time and in class, I decided to file myself this year. It’s great to know that there is a free and easy way to do this because, like most students, time and money are very tight,” says one SLCC student.
Those interested can log on to SLCC OrgSync and download the informational Free Online Tax Filing PDF document, which contains a checklist of all the documentation needed to file online.
After all of the necessary information is gathered, the bottom of the PDF document directs filers to visit Utah Tax Help. From the home page, users can choose the appropriate filing method that fits their income bracket.
Those making less than $54,000 annually can search for free tax preparation services from a certified volunteer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Households with $66,000 or less in annual income can prepare federal and state tax returns online through a free do-it-yourself service.
Anyone who chooses the free DIY service will be redirected to MyFreeTaxes to create an account or sign in to an existing one. This service is provided by H&R Block and the United Way.
A simple demographic questionnaire is required to be completed before the account is verified. Once the account is verified, taxes can be filed online.
The April 17 deadline is fast approaching, and the sooner one files, the quicker the refund will be sent.