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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides domestic and international tax service at the Isenberg School of Management.  UMass VITA Site Closed due to UMass closing.  See below for help...   F

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides domestic and international tax service at the Isenberg School of Management.

 UMass VITA Site Closed due to UMass closing.  See below for help...

 

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET FILED 2019/2020 TAX RETURNS

VITA will no longer be able to provide tax preparation services for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Students will not be on campus to prepare tax returns.  Tax returns will have to be prepared by the taxpayer, another VITA site or a paid professional.  VITA sites close to us are:

Community Action Pioneer Valley has a VITA location in Greenfield or Northampton.  Here is a link to their website - https://www.communityaction.us/freetaxassistance

Springfield Partners for Community Action has a VITA location in Springfield.  Here is a link to their website - http://www.springfieldpartnersinc.com/whatwedo/vita/

DOMESTIC AND RESIDENT ALIEN TAXPAYERS:

There are free resources to file your income tax return through the IRS and MA Department of Revenue websites.

The IRS provides free filing for individuals with income below $72,000.  The website to file Federal income tax return is https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.  If you use this site, remember that you will still have to file your state tax return.

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue also provides free filing for individuals with various income levels.  The Federal and Massachusetts tax returns can be filed at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/e-file-your-personal-income-taxes-for-free.

There may be some VITA sites still open.  Use the following link to locate the nearest VITA location to you https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers.

If you live or work(ed) in another state, you will have to file a tax return in the states that you worked and/or live in.

INTERNATIONAL/FOREIGN STUDENTS:

DO NOT USE FREE FILE SITES TO FILE YOUR TAX RETURN AS THOSE ARE NOT FOR NONRESIDENT ALIENS

If you are a UMass International student with a Glacier account, you have the option to file a tax return through Glacier Tax Prep.  To do this log in to your Glacier account at https://www.online-tax.net/.  Once you are logged in, select the choice that says prepare your 2020 tax return through Glacier Tax Prep.  You will need to create an account or login into Glacier Tax Prep if you have an existing account.  This will allow you to prepare your Federal Tax Return.  You will still have to prepare your state income tax return.  This can be done through Glacier Tax Prep.  There will be an option to file the state income tax return through Sprint Tax via the Glacier Tax Prep program.  There will be a fee associated with filing the state income tax return. 

 If you only have to file a Massachusetts tax return (you worked in MA only) you can file it for free through the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website Massachusetts free fillable forms electronic program for full-year residents | Mass.gov.  If you would like more information completing your MA Income Tax Return you can click on this link Fill out your Massachusetts personal income tax return online (Full-year resident returns only). 

 Note: Forms and schedules available in the Massachusetts free fillable forms application are listed here.

 Please note, e-filing your return will electronically send your state tax return to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Your tax return will then be either “Accepted” or “Rejected.” If your tax return is accepted it has been filed. If your tax return is rejected it has not been filed. If rejected, the issues in the tax return which caused the reject should be addressed and the tax return should be e-filed again or filed by mail.

You also have the option of printing out your fillable return after completion and mailing it in. (See mailing addresses for the correct P.O. Box to use.)

If you worked in multiple states this will not work.  You should use the Sprint Tax option on Glacier Tax Prep to file a multi-state tax return. 

We are sorry we are not able to file your tax returns or provide you with tax guidance during this trying time.