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UVI Students Join Bureau Of Internal Revenue For Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance

Free taxpayer assistance available on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Marvin L. Pickering, EA, PHR, director designee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Dr. Stephen Reames, dean of the School of Business of the University of the Virgin Islands, announced the continued partnership that allows accounting students of the University of the Virgin Islands to provide a great community service to taxpayers.  Through the Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program, the bureau’s audit staff and the UVI students will help taxpayers with the filing of their 2014 income tax returns.  This is a free service offered to taxpayers who are filing simple tax returns with the bureau.

The Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program will begin on all three islands on Saturday, February 21st and will run every Saturday until April 11th, with the exception of Saturday, April 4th.  Assistance will be provided on a first-come first-served basis, and the interns will be completing forms 1040EZ and 1040A only.

On St. Thomas, the program will take place at the bureau’s office at 6115 Estate Smith Bay, in Red Hook, across the street from the Red Hook dock from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

On St. Croix, the program will be held at the Bureau’s office at 4008 Estate Diamond from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

On St. John, the program will be held from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. at the Bureau’s office at the Motor Vehicle Bureau in Cruz Bay.

Taxpayers should have available all W-2s, 1099Rs (Retirement Income), Form 1099s (Interest and Other Income), and Form SSA (Social Security Income) readily available when they arrive at the office.

Please refer questions about the Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program on St. Thomas and St. John to (340) 715-1040.  For information on St. Croix call (340) 773-1040.