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Miami Dade College Again Offers Free Tax Preparation Feb. 5 – April 15
Start Date: 4/5/2019Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/14/2019End Time: Midnight
Event Description:

Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again provide free tax preparation services to low-income individuals, the elderly and non-English speaking residents throughout Miami-Dade County as part of the Internal Revenue’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Administered and staffed by Miguel B. Fernandez School of Global Business, Trade and Transportation faculty and students, services will be available Feb. 5 – April 14, at various MDC campuses.

Launched 25 years ago, the VITA program initially began at the Wolfson Campus and was extended to other locations, including the North, Kendall, InterAmerican, Homestead, and Hialeah campuses.  VITA Centers are supervised by MDC’s School of Business professors and experienced coordinators.  Students serve as volunteers who prepare free individual income tax returns for other students, their families and the general public.  The returns are reviewed by the professors or experienced coordinators before being electronically filed with the IRS.  Every year the college wide VITA Program has between 80 and 100 volunteers.

Last year, the program completed 2,404 individual tax returns, amounting to more than $2,754,184 in refunds. More than $977,005 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was refunded to qualifying individuals. Overall, the program has given back to the residents of Miami-Dade County more than $50 million in refunds since it began a quarter century ago.

Requirements to have taxes prepared through the VITA program include social security card and social security cards of any dependents to be claimed; Photo ID; W-2 earnings statement; 1099 MISC (for self-employed only); 1099 INT (interest income); and any documents pertaining to expenses to be claimed.

Federal income tax returns must be in the mail and postmarked no later than Monday, April 15, 2019. 

MDC VITA locations and hours:

MDC’s Wolfson Campus (Feb. 5 - April 11, 2019)
300 NE Second Ave, Room 2103
Walk-ins:  Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tel. (305) 237-3151
Languages spoken:  English and Spanish.

MDC’s North Campus (Feb.  5 - April 11, 2019)
11380 NW 27th Ave., Bldg. 3, First Floor, Room 3101
Walk-ins: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tel. 305-237-1199
Languages spoken:  English, Spanish, and Creole

MDC’s Kendall Campus (Feb.  5 - April 11, 2019)
11011 SW 104th St., Computer Courtyard, Bldg. 2, Room 2118  
Walk-ins:  Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (first come, first served)
Tel. 305-237-2502 or 305-237-2375
Additional information: Taxpayers must arrive at the site at least one hour before closing to be served. Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

MDC’s InterAmerican Campus (Feb. 6 to April 10, 2019)
627 SW 27th Ave., Room 3206
Walk-ins:  Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tel. 305-237-6484
Additional information:  Customers will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., Languages spoken:  English and Spanish.

MDC’s Hialeah Campus (Feb. 7 to April 14, 2019)
1776 W. 49th St., Room 2217
Walk-ins:  Thursdays, 4 - 8 p.m.
Tel.  305-237-1199
Languages spoken:  English and Spanish.        

MDC’s Homestead Campus (Feb. 9 - April 13)
500 College Terrace, Room D307
Walk-ins: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tel. 305-237-5109
Languages spoken:  English and Spanish.

Location Information:
Hialeah Campus  (View Map)
1780 W 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
Phone: 305-237-8700

Homestead Campus  (View Map)
500 College Terrace
Homestead, FL 33030
Phone: 305-237-5000

InterAmerican Campus  (View Map)
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: 305-237-6000

Kendall Campus  (View Map)
11011 SW 104th Street
Kendall, FL 33176
Phone: 305-237-2000

North Campus  (View Map)
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
Phone: 305-237-1000

Wolfson Campus  (View Map)
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-237-3000
Contact Information:
Name: MDC/IRS VITA program
Phone: 305-237-3151
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