Free Tax Help Reaches More Residents Through Community Partnerships

westminster 2020 tax clinic opens

Jan 29, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Tax season for Westminster College accounting students is an opportunity to gain practical experience while serving the community. Westminster’s Tax Clinic sets up in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Government Center each year and offers free tax help to low-to-moderate income families. This is the sixth year Westminster has partnered with Salt Lake County – reaching more residents each tax season.

  • 10,000 individuals and families served since 2015 
  • $14 million+ in refunds 
  • $3 million in refunds just last year 
  • 4 thousand community-service hours last year 
Westminster’s Tax Clinic has expanded the number of people served by also partnering with Salt Lake Community College. SLCC students enrolled in ACCT 2570 are also providing free tax services to qualified individuals. Students are IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Westminster’s VITA tax clinic provides free tax help to low-to-moderate income families, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing and electronically filing their own tax returns. The clinic also offers financial advocacy to assist individuals in achieving financial stability and self-sufficiency. View services, resources and download paperwork at www.westminstercollege.edu/tax-clinic.

Westminster’s VITA Tax Clinic is open Jan. 27 through April 15, 2020 at three locations. 

Salt Lake County North Government Building 

2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
Hours
Monday–Thursday, 4:30–9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The North Government Building location is available for walk-ins, drop-offs and appointments. You can pick up a drop-off packet from this location.

Westminster College
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
Main Office (2nd Floor)
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Hours
Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Westminster College is a drop-off only location. Drop-off packets are only available at the county building location.

Salt Lake Community College
3460 South 5600 West
West Valley City, Utah 84128
Hours
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
The West Valley location is available for walk-ins only.
 

Media Contacts

Arikka Von
avon@westminstercollege.edu
801.832.2682

About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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