April 2016, Volume 20, Number 2

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Businessman assisting couple with tax preparation.
MDC offered free tax preparation services throughout Miami-Dade County.

Vital Help With Taxes

As it does each spring, MDC is offering free tax preparation services to low-income individuals, the elderly and non-English speaking residents throughout ­Miami-Dade County as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Administered and staffed by trained MDC School of Business faculty and students, services are available at various MDC campuses through April.

The MDC/IRS VITA program was launched 22 years ago and today works in collaboration with Single Stop, a student services support program that connects MDC students and their families to the resources they need to attain a higher education. Last year, the MDC/IRS VITA program completed 2,409 individual tax returns, amounting to more than $2 million in refunds. In addition, more than $900,000 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was refunded to qualifying individuals.


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