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ACCT371 Guest Speakers: Southern Tier CA$H Program (VITA)
October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Guest speakers from the Southern Tier CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) will speak about their IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Their program is led by Arbor Housing and Development, offering free tax help for low-to-moderate income families and individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
CA$H volunteers prepare both your federal and state tax returns, and help taxpayers find tax credits for eligible taxpayers.
- FREE – Using a paid preparer can cost $250 or more per person; the CA$H program costs nothing.
- FAST – By e-filing and having your refund direct-deposited, you will receive your money quicker.
- CONVENIENT – CA$H appointments are available at sites across the Southern Tier, and at times that work for you.
- ACCURATE – CA$H volunteers are trained by IRS-approved specialists and must complete certification tests before completing any returns.
This is an opportunity to provided a much needed service to the community, and gain valuable practical experience that can enhance your chances for a summer internship or full-time job in an accounting or tax firm.