Baldwin Wallace University offers free tax preparation services to the local community through the BW Tax Clinic presented by the School of Business.
The Tax Clinic will run on six Sundays during the 2016 tax season — February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 13 and 20. Preparation services are located in Kamm Hall — main lobby area, 191 E. Center Street, Berea. The Clinic opens at 9 a.m.; services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of preparations is limited.
Site Designations and E-filing
The Clinic is partnered with the Cuyahoga County EITC Coalition, designated as an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation site targeting lower income individuals, and authorized to E-File returns.
Returns are NOT prepared without the appropriate documentation for income and related expenses. Identification is required of the taxpayer and a Social Security card must be presented for each dependent claimed on the return.
Training and Supervision for Student Preparers
Under the supervision of faculty, the Clinic allows students to gain valuable, real world experience, while providing a service to the community. Participating BW students have taken individual income tax courses as well as specific software training. Additionally, IRS VITA site rules require all students to have passed one or more of the IRS exams required to participate as a volunteer.
No Cost, Donations Welcome
Though the Clinic provides free tax preparation, donations to the Baldwin Wallace University Accounting Association can be made to support accounting scholarships.
Contact faculty advisor Lynn Schulte at (440) 826-8140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.