Free Tax Preparation Assistance at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU)

NDNU accounting students volunteer to assist low-income filers in fifth consecutive year of campus VITA program


Belmont, Calif.—The School of Business & Management at Notre Dame de Namur University is providing a low-income tax preparation and e-filing service every Friday from February 3 to April 7, 2017 (except Friday, March 10, 2017). The hours when assistance is available are 1–4 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Hall, Room #117. No appointment is necessary. For the purposes of this service, low income is considered less than $54,000 annual income.

“This is now the fifth year that NDNU students have provided free tax preparation assistance for low-income community members,” said Professor Hamid R. Azad of the School of Business & Management. “Hundreds of families have utilized the service, allowing them to make use of tax benefits they qualify for, such as earned income credit and other tax credits.”

The service is provided by trained and IRS-certified volunteers who are accounting students at NDNU. Tax forms will be checked for accuracy by a senior-level tax preparer before they are mailed or e-filed to the IRS. This service is offered at no cost. For more information, call (650) 508-3591.

Please bring with you the following documents:
• Photo ID for each person on your tax return
• Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your tax return
• W-2s from all jobs held in 2016
• All 1099s, 1098s and any other tax forms
• Last year’s tax return
• Childcare provider information
• Landlord’s name, address, and phone number for CA renter’s credit
• Your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A, B, or C)
• Savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers more than 30 undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

For more information about the tax preparation assistance program:


Hamid Azad
(650) 508-3598

Zack Rogow
(650) 508-3585