A UW-Whitewater program to provide free help filing 2017 federal and state income tax returns will begin Saturday, Feb. 3, according to a university news release.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program runs until Wednesday, April 11 on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will be closed March 24, 28 and 31.

The free program for tax preparation and electronic filing is for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, the release states. The program is staffed by IRS-certified student preparers who are supervised by accounting faculty.

“Based on additional training and streamlined processes, we will be able to help a lot more people this year,” Robert Meyers, accounting department lecturer who works with the program, said in the release.

The program will be in Room 1001 of Timothy J. Hyland Hall, 809 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. Parking will be available across the street in lot 7. Attendees can park there on Saturdays or stop at the university’s visitor center, 826 W. Starin Road, on Wednesdays and ask for a temporary parking permit for the tax clinic.

Information, including maps and required supporting documentation, is available online at bit.ly/2DxanrT or by contacting the program coordinator at vita@uww.edu or 262-472-5449.

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