Valencia Professors, Students to Offer Free Tax Help

Valencia College accounting students and professors will be offering free tax help to the public on Fridays and Saturdays during February, March and April at the college’s East and Osceola campuses.

The tax help is free and open to anyone, but preference will be given to senior citizens, the disabled and low-income individuals. The volunteer tax preparers will be e-filing (electronically filing returns) for free.

At East Campus, the tax sessions will be held on selected Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 7, rooms 113 and 117. The sessions will be held on Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 3,  March 17, March 31, April 7 and April 14.

The East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. For more information about the East Campus tax preparation sessions, call 407-582-2849.

Tax preparation sessions will be offered at Valencia’s Osceola Campus on selected Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sessions will be held on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 16, March 23, March 30 and April 6. They will be held in Building 3, room 330.

The Osceola Campus is located at 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee. For more information about the Osceola Campus tax preparation sessions, call 407-582-4291.

Those interested in getting tax help are asked to bring the following:

  • All W-2, W-2G and social security amounts
  • 1099s, 1099R, interest and dividend statements
  • Documentation to show other income
  • Total day-care costs and day-care provider’s tax ID number
  • Copy of last year’s return, if available
  • Social Security cards for you, your dependents and/or spouse
  • Driver’s license or photo ID for you and your spouse
  • Proof of bank account for direct deposit of refund (a voided check, for example)