Student Volunteers Available to Help Others with 2012 Taxes

As tax time approaches, University Human Resources is once again partnering with University of Virginia students to offer employees and the greater Charlottesville community free help in preparing their taxes.

Staff, including wage and Medical Center employees, and faculty who earn $50,000 or less annually and meet certain requirements are eligible to have their federal and state tax returns prepared for free.

And for all U.Va. faculty and staff preparing their taxes, W-2 wage and earning statements are now available online, for those who have opted out of receiving the paper version.

U.Va. law students and trained members of Creating Assets, Savings and Hope – a group organized through the University’s student volunteer center, Madison House – will offer qualifying employees help in preparing their tax returns in the Human Resources building at 918 Emmet St. The Internal Revenue Service trains the students as part of the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Last year, the volunteers prepared and electronically filed 1,436 returns, with total refunds of $537,415. They especially look for taxpayers’ eligibility to receive the earned income credit and/or credit for children or educational expenses.

Appointments are available from Jan. 28 until April 15, Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Appointments may be scheduled online. Limited walk-ins may be accommodated.

No appointments may be made for March 8 through 17, due to U.Va. Spring Break.

For information and a list of items to bring to your appointment, click here.

All U.Va. employees who have opted to receive their W-2 wage and earning statements electronically may access their W-2 forms online. Paper W-2 forms will be mailed Jan. 31.  

Those who want to choose the online version are required to opt out of getting a paper W-2, but only have to do that once. To go paperless, employees can access their online W-2 through Employee Self-Service and update the personal information. 

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 434-982-0123 or email

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Alexandra Rebhorn

Office of the Provost