||Friday, February 6th 2009 [ versión español ]
For the fifth consecutive year, the community will benefit from the services of the Center of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) that is offered by the Alliance of the West, entity integrated by the College of Business Administration (ADEM, by its Spanish acronym) of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM); the certified public accountants Rodríguez, Rivera and Toro, LLP; the IRS; Westernbank; the Association of Professional Accountants Inc., and the Mayagüez Chapter of the College of Certified Public Accountants of Puerto Rico.
The principal objective of VITA is to offer free services for filling out the federal taxpayer forms to reclaim additional credit per dependent, announced the Dean of ADEM, CPA Eva Zoe Quiñones Hernández, today.
She indicated that the Center will begin operating Monday February 2, 2009 in room 103 of the ADEM Building at UPRM. It will be open to the public Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
She added that VITA integrated the volunteer services of 15 UPRM members of the Association of Students in Accounting of UPRM, who have been certified and have passed E-file technology training with the IRS. The Center will collaborate with various accounting professionals in the area as well.
The eligibility requirements for these tax credits are: you must be a resident of Puerto Rico, have three or more dependents of 16 years or younger at the end of 2008, who reside with you, have a working income and contribute to social security and Medicare.
Those interested in obtaining the services should bring the following documents: photo identification, social security cards for the tax payer, partner, and each of the dependents, proof of retention of the W-2 form, Puerto Rican tax form for the year of reclamation, and the date of birth of each dependent. The service will be offered to taxpayers that have an income of $42 thousand or less.
Those interested should call 1-800-829-1040 or 787-265-3800.
The Center will offer services in room 103 of the ADEM Building at UPRM.