About 125 accounting students will prepare basic tax forms; Orfalea College of Business faculty and volunteer certified public accountants will review and file the returns. Individuals and families earning total combined income of less than $54,000 qualify for the assistance.
The service will be offered at the following locations:
▪ At Cal Poly in the Business Building (No. 3) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 28 through March 18 on a first-come, first-served basis. People are asked to arrive by 1 p.m. Parking will be free in lots C2 and C7 near the Business Building. For information, call 805-756-2667 (English and Spanish) or visit www.vita.calpoly.edu.
▪ America’s Job Center of California, 880 Industrial Way in San Luis Obispo and Allan Hancock College’s Community Education Center Building S in Santa Maria. Those sites will offer services Saturdays from Jan. 28 through April 1, by appointment only. They will both be closed Feb. 18 and March 25. Call 805-922-0329, ext. 103 to make an appointment for the San Luis Obispo location and 805-922-0329, ext. 103 for an appointment in Santa Maria.
Participants are asked to bring their Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, 2015 tax returns and all 2016 tax-related documents, including child care expenses and health insurance coverage information.