Dear Law Students,
Here are a few reminders regarding the SMU VITA program:
If you plan to participate and haven't returned a Public Service Confirmation Agreement, please find one on the Public Service Program website or click on: Confirmation Agreement fill it out and return it to Lynn Moubry in Carr Collins Hall - suite 320.
Publication 4480 (Link & Learn Taxes Training Kit) and Publication 17 (Your Federal Income Tax - tax table book) will be available in the Public Service Program office, Carr Collins Hall, suite 320 (3rd floor), before final exams in December.
Complete 3 tests: VITA Ethics (5+ mins), Basic (3+ hours), and Intermediate (1 hour) tests online prior to scheduling your VITA hours. Remember you will receive 8 Public Service hours for taking the IRS required tests, provided you complete a minimum of 8 hours of tax preparation at our VITA sites.
Then print and submit the following forms:
- Three VITA test results score sheets (showing correct/incorrect scores) - example of form may be seen in Publication 6744, page vi
- Three VITA certificates (optional, not required)
- One completed IRS VITA Volunteer Standards pf Conduct Agreement form in your IRS packet - found in Publication 6744, page vii, or it may be printed from the Link & Learn website: http://www.linklearncertification.com/d/
Return the 4 required forms (7 with optional certificates) to Lynn Moubry: Carr Collins Hall, suite 320; scan/email to Lmoubry@smu.edu ; or fax - 214-768-4688, by January 25, 2013.
We will send an email during Winter Break requesting reply confirmation that you plan to participate.
Each law student should submit your VITA site selections on the Schedule Request form to Lynn Moubry via the
VITA website. Request dates/times/site locations January 27th - January 31st.
The logistics of public service hours and the program are listed on the SMU VITA website for your reference.
Please email us if you have further questions. We look forward to working with you.
Lynn Moubry, Public Service Program Assistant