March 26, 2015 – Cypress, CA – The active duty military and veteran members of Trident University’s student community are very important to us, so we want to make sure you are aware of the opportunities that may be available to you.
We are pleased to share with you that the IRS has introduced the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program – a free tax preparation program available to qualified active duty military, veterans, and their families who earned $53,000 or less ($60,000 or less in some areas) in the calendar year 2014. To learn more about the VITA program, you may visit www.MyFreeTaxes.com. To schedule an appointment at a free tax preparation site, call one of the approved locations.
In addition, those who worked during 2014 and had a household income less than $52,427 may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,143. To qualify, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien for all of 2014
- Have a social security number valid for employment
- Have earned income during 2014
- Cannot use “Married Filing Separately” filing status
- Cannot be claimed as a qualifying child
- Cannot file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income)
Trident is committed to finding ways to support the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces and helping them improve their lives. To learn more, please visit http://www.myfreetaxes.com/.
About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online post-secondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance student’s lives and careers. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of program offerings.