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Tax Clinic

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The SLCC West Valley site is currently closed and the North Government Building is doing business on a drop-off only basis. Additionally, the Tax Clinic will remain open until the extended tax filing and payment deadline, July 15, 2020.

The Westminster Tax Clinic offers free tax preparation and financial advocacy services to low-to-moderate income families. Students from the Westminster Accounting program gain practical experience while serving the community and are dedicated to being available to anyone in need. The 2020 clinic will open until July 15, 2020.

At this time, the Tax Clinic will spend the next 2 weeks phasing out the clients it already has and will not be taking any new appointments. People who already scheduled their appointments in advance will still be served. The last day the Tax Clinic will take any new drop-offs of taxpayer documents will be April 4, 2020.

Schedule appointment

Locations

Main Location

The North Government Building location is now open for drop-offs only. You can pick up a drop-off packet from this location.

Address

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 clinic remains open until the last client is served.

Westminster College

Westminster College is a drop-off only location. Drop-off packets are only available at the main location.

Address

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.

West Valley

Address

Salt Lake Community College
3460 South 5600 West
West Valley City, Utah 84128

Hours

Closed

Download Paperwork

If you want to start paperwork before dropping into the clinic, you can download and print your IRS intake form. To protect your privacy, do not email forms that include your personal information, especially your social security number, to anyone.

Services

The Westminster College tax clinic offers a wide range of services, both for individual tax return preparation and financial advocacy.

Prepare and Submit

  • Federal and multi-state tax returns
  • Applications to the Department of Workforce Services for food stamps, medical, and childcare
  • Applications to Salt Lake County Treasurer’s Office for property tax abatements and tax delinquencies
  • Applications to Utah Community Action for housing, heat, and weatherization
  • Applications to Salt Lake City Corporation for the handyman grant, home rehab loan program, and home buyer program (services for SLC residents only)

Coordinate Appointments

  • The AAA Fair Credit Foundation for Individual Development Accounts set-up and education, Debt Management, Debt Settlement, Financial Coaching, and Credit and Budget Counseling
  • The Community Development Corporation of Utah for foreclosure prevention services, the Home Repair Program, the HomeFit Mortgage Program, and the Down Payment Assistance Program, and more (to be eligible for CDCU programs you must first complete a class)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to low-to-moderate income families, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Financial Advocacy

The Westminster Tax Clinic seeks to assist individuals in achieving financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Resources

AAA Fair Credit Foundation

  • Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)
  • Credit and Budget Counseling
  • Debt Management

Salt Lake City Corporation

  • Handyman Grant
  • Home Rehab Program
  • Home Buyer Program

Community Development Corporation of Utah (CDCU)

  • Foreclosure Prevention Services
  • Home Repair Program
  • HomeFit Mortgage Program
  • Down Payment Assistance Program

Salt Lake County Treasurer

  • Tax Abatement for Real Property Taxes
  • Delinquent Taxes for residents of Salt Lake County

Department of Workforce Services

  • Food stamps
  • Medical assistance
  • Child care

Utah Cap

  • HEAT
  • Weatherization
  • Housing