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Aurora's CPA students offer tax prep for low-income, senior residents

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Free income tax preparation will be offered at Aurora University starting Feb. 23. The Dunham School of Business will offer its 11th annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayers may drop off materials for free income tax preparation service from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23, March 16 and 23, in the lobby of Dunham Hall, 1400 Marseillaise Place, Aurora. Returns dropped off Feb. 23 may be picked up between noon and 2 p.m. on March 2 at Dunham Hall. Returns dropped off March 16 may be picked up between noon and 2 p.m. on March 30. Returns dropped off March 23 may be picked up between noon and 2 p.m. on April 6.

The service, including on-site e-filing, is available to low-income, elderly and disabled residents, including non-English speaking taxpayers earning up to $50,000. Reservations are not accepted.

Taxpayers should bring copies of Social Security cards, driver's license, 2011 W2s and other tax statements, state and federal 2010 returns, voided check or deposit slip, 2012 real-state tax statement and child care provider identification, if any.

Bilingual college students will provide translation assistance for Spanish-speaking taxpayers. About 35 business students under the tutelage of two CPAs who are accounting professors in the Dunham School -- Tim Moran and David Diehl -- will prepare state and federal tax returns.

A fifth annual Health Expo at Dunham Hall will offer free blood pressure checks for the public. AU nursing and School of Social Work students will assist with administrative and health care activities.

Call (630) 844-7557 or email au-vita@aurora.edu for information.