Free tax preparation offered at EMCC

Free tax preparation offered at EMCC
Free tax preparation offered at EMCC
March 08, 2017

For the seventh year, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is partnering with the Volunteer Individual Tax Assistance (VITA) program, through the IRS and Turn-A-New-Leaf Agency to offer free income tax filings for those who qualify. Many of the volunteers are EMCC students who have completed ACC121: Income Tax Preparation, and have passed a certification exam. Expanding this service to the EMCC Buckeye location increases accessibility for those community members who can use this service.

Tax assistance will be available through Monday, April 17, 2017.

Locations and hours:

  • Avondale campus on Fridays through April 14, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. and Saturdays through April 15 from 9:00 a.m.- 1 p.m. – EMCC Main Campus is closed on March 17 and 18.
  • Buckeye Educational Center on Mondays through April 17 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Thursdays through April 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. – Buckeye Campus is closed on Feb. 20 and March 17.

EMCC’s Business Institute webpage has complete information, including eligibility requirements, days and times, locations and more.

This valuable service highlights EMCC’s beneficial partnerships with other organizations, as well as gives area college students a great opportunity to utilize their practical skills in a professional setting. This no-cost service can also help reduce stress for members of the community who can benefit from this assistance.

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Estrella Mountain Community College is one of the 11 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. EMCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 14,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart roads in Avondale and is home to the SouthWest Skill Center. Classes are also offered online and at EMCC’s Buckeye Educational Center, located in downtown Buckeye, Ariz.