In the Tax Assistance Institute, students are trained to provide a community service of free tax assistance to lower income, handicapped and non-English speaking taxpayers. Students will establish and operate a VITA program in the university community. This involves securing community sites, scheduling volunteers, arranging publicity, securing necessary tax forms and supplies, coordinating the effort with the local IRS VITA coordinator and providing tax assistance. These responsibilities are delegated among those participating in the course. All students are required to volunteer 4 hours per week for 12 weeks and complete a paper summarizing their experience. May be repeated for credit once. Springs. Prerequisite(s): BU 3170.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.