2008
Benedictine University students assist low-income taxpayers prepare returns

Benedictine University students assist low-income taxpayers prepare returns
February 18, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine University students and faculty will assist low income individuals with the preparation of their tax returns on four upcoming Saturday mornings at the Nichols Library in downtown Naperville. This service is provided through the Internal Revenue Service and sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is intended to assist individuals with income of less than $39,000. Many of these individuals are not aware that they are eligible for various tax credits such as the earned income credit. The VITA program helps many individuals weather difficult financial circumstances by providing tax refunds they might not otherwise have received. Individuals who are interested in receiving help with the preparation of their 2007 Federal and Illinois State tax returns should bring identification and tax information such as W-2 forms, 1099s and last year’s tax return to the VITA site in the Nichols Library. Social Security recipients must file a 2007 Federal Tax return whether or not they owe taxes in order to receive the economic stimulus rebate check recently approved by Congress. The service will be provided to qualifying individuals with income less than $39,000 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following four Saturdays: February 23 and March 1, 8 and 29.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.