“EMU business students offer free tax preparation services for income-qualifying residents”

I saw an EMU press release about this too, but here’s a link to the mLive piece: “EMU business students offer free tax preparation services for income-qualifying residents.” The first couple of paragraphs:

Members of Eastern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi honorary accounting society, and the Accounting Club of the EMU College of Business are offering a free tax preparation program students and members of the community.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service is being offered to individuals and families with annual income less than $53,000 or $60,000, depending on their filing method. Each student volunteer involved in the VITA service is certified with the Internal Revenue Service to ensure the filings are done accurately.

Pretty cool– though the notion that there’s a student club where the idea of “fun” is preparing tax returns is hard for me to wrap my brain around.

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  1. I love the VITA program, and I spent three tax seasons supervising a site out in PA during law school. The IRS training modules certify students to do some fairly advanced returns – the highest VITA training program teaches capital gains and issues with retirement income, plus all the complex medicare tabulations. The program gives students a chance to train and apply skills they can use for decades (tax prep, client counseling and problem solving), and provides a great community service.

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