Income Tax Assistance Available at SUNY Canton

SUNY CantonStudents and faculty from the SUNY Canton Accounting program will be helping individuals and families file their tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance  (VITA) program. The college’s School of Business and Liberal Arts sponsors this program as a service to those who cannot afford to visit an accountant or are unable to prepare their taxes on their own.

Free tax assistance will be available by appointment Monday, Feb. 1, through April 14 in SUNY Canton’s Accounting, Business and Finance Center in Cook Hall Room 100.

The VITA program allows student volunteers to increase their tax preparation skills and to help teach individuals how to correctly prepare their own taxes. Students can help those who have trouble filing their taxes, have not filed taxes or simply have tax-related questions. The service is offered to SUNY Canton students and members of the community, but there is a qualifying income bracket to participate in the program. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Assistant Professor Brian R. Trill by phone, (315) 379-3916 or by email,

Required items include Social Security cards, photo identification, all W-2 forms and any other income documents, unemployment compensation (Form 1099G), interest or dividend income (form 1099INT and 1099DIV), and last year’s New York State and Federal Tax Returns.

SUNY Canton has participated in the VITA Program for more than 10 years.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.