Free Tax Preparation at NCCU

As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), trained and certified NCCU student volunteers will prepare federal and state tax returns for tax filers who earned less than $49,000 in 2010. The service is available every Saturday beginning Jan. 29 (except March 5 and 12), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and every Friday beginning Feb. 4 (except March 4 and 11), from 4 to 7 p.m. This service is free to the public and is available in the Legal Clinic office, located in the Turner Law Building.

Returns are prepared on-site and are filed electronically, making refunds available in seven to 10 days in most cases. Returns can also be printed for filing by mail. Spanish-speaking tax preparers will be available most Saturdays.

Taxpayers wishing to have their returns prepared by VITA should bring with them:

  • Valid photo identification
  • Social Security cards for the individual, spouse and dependents or a Social Security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and any dependents on the tax return
  • 2010 tax package if available
  • Wage and earning statements (W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers)
  • Interest and dividend statements (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available
  • Bank routing and account numbers (direct deposit only)
  • Total paid to day care provider and the day care provider’s tax ID number , Social Security number or employer identification number
  • Student tuition statement (Form 1098T)
  • To file taxes electronically on a married filing joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

Tax preparation services are available by appointment or walk-in. To schedule an appointment, call (919) 530-6011 or visit and select “NCCU” from the drop-down menu.