Get free tax help Saturday at CSULB • Long Beach Post

Cal State Long Beach accounting students who are certified by the Internal Revenue Service will provide free tax preparation services on Saturday at the campus.


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About 90 students will be on hand to provide free help to low-income families that earn less than $54,000 a year, along with those who are disabled, elderly, students or non-residents. Students will also be able to help those with limited English proficiency.

“Our students get great hands-on experience, and the … clients get tax refunds they might otherwise not receive,” Michael Solt, dean of the College of Business Administration, said in a statement.

Last year, student-volunteers filed more than 1,300 state and federal tax returns, which, combined, totaled to more than $700,000 in refunds.

No appointments are required. Individuals will be served on a first come first serve basis.

People interested in participating should bring the following necessary original documents. No photocopies or pictures of these documents will be accepted.

  • Government issued photo ID or driver’s license.
  • Original Social Security card or documents of individual taxpayer identification number.
  • All W-2’s and 1099’s (if any)
  • Other income and expense information
  • Students or parents of students bring total tuition fees and expenses paid (form 1098-T)
  • Parents bring total expenses paid for child’s daycare if any.
  • Day care or dependent care provider’s address, phone and SSN or EIN.
  • Bank account and routing number (voided check) for direct deposit of refund.
  • Last year’s tax return is helpful, but not required.
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the College of Business computer lab, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Park in Lot E-1.

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