Tax Assistance Available through April 6 at SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton students are offering free tax preparation assistance as part of their accounting coursework.

Sessions are available on from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays through April 6 in Payson Hall Room 208. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Student preparing taxes.

“It’s the seventh year that students and faculty members have worked with the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families prepare their taxes,” said Peggy J. Jenkins, an assistant professor in the accounting program. “Our students are fully qualified and certified by the IRS to do this work and enjoy helping members of the community with this necessary service.”

The qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS. Students from the College serve as VITA volunteers to increase their own tax preparation skills and, in turn, teach community members how to correctly file their own taxes for the future.

For more information, contact jenkinsp@canton.edu or call (315) 386-7979

Last year, SUNY Canton’s 2011 graduates recognized Jenkins with the Northstar award for helping orchestrate this valuable service. It is one of the highest forms of recognition bestowed to a faculty or staff member and completely determined by members of the student body.

 

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