SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University business and accounting students will be offering free income tax preparation assistance for elderly and low-income and moderate-income taxpayers in Siouxland as a part of the AARP Tax-Aide Program.
This free service will be available to qualifying taxpayers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tax preparation will be done by appointment only in Heelan Hall, Room 138, on the Briar Cliff campus. To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-5417.
BCU students preparing basic federal, Iowa and Nebraska income tax returns as a part of the AARP Tax-Aide Program have completed basic income tax preparation and IRS training.
“Through this program, Briar Cliff students apply their business knowledge, while providing a valuable volunteer service to the Siouxland community,” said Dr. Susan Udey, professor of accounting at Briar Cliff.
Taxpayers participating in AARP Tax-Aide Program at Briar Cliff will need to bring the following items to their appointment: social security card, photo identification, wage and earnings statements (Form W-2), IRA distributions and pensions and annuities (1099R), bank interest statements (Form 1099), dividend statements and a copy of their 2009 state and federal tax returns (if available).
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service.