Through the USI Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), the Romain College of Business will provide free federal and state income tax preparation during the 2018 tax season.
Students in Accounting 390 interview and prepare the taxes of those taxpayers who make an appointment for the service. This season they will provide tax preparation for more than 100 taxpayers.
“Our students are excited for the opportunity to serve our community and gain real world experience preparing tax returns.” said Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting. “The USI VITA Program provides our students experiential learning opportunities that will help them immensely as they prepare to become business professionals. Our students learn the importance of interacting with clients, thinking on their feet and solving complex problems that are valuable job skills for any future employer.”
In VITA programs, the Internal Revenue Service partners with national and local organizations to provide tax services to individuals with low-to-moderate income at no cost to the taxpayer.
Published February 16, 2018