As an academic health center, we at UTMB like to think we do our share to keep the grim reaper at bay—although in the end, he always has the last say. One might quip about the tax man with equal dread and disdain, a dark figure who strips us not of life’s breath, but rather, of cash…the hard-earned fruit of our toil and trouble.
Alas, here too, UTMB seeks to lend a helping hand, through the efforts of some kind volunteers and a program called “VITA.” For those of your who don’t troll the UTMB home page, a recap:
The UTMB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site opens today and will remain open 5:30–7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through March 27 at the Moody Medical Library, second floor, Room 238. Those with an income of $50,000 or less can participate in this free service. Bring valid ID, Social Security cards and birth dates, as well as all documents necessary to file your taxes, such as wage and income statements. Bring your bank information for direct deposit. If you want to file electronically, both you and your spouse must be present to sign the forms if filing jointly. For information, contact Maggie Pinson at (409) 747-8827 or see the flyer for details.