ASU Students are combining a valuable learning experience with community service this tax season.
W.P Carey School of Business students are providing free tax-preparation services to qualified people at Arizona State University’s West campus.
Now through April 15, these students will work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and local valley organizations. The program provides free tax preparation for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers who have a total yearly income of $54,000 or less, people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency.
The program benefits both the community and the students, who gain real-life experience as tax preparers and learn communication, patience, and problem-solving by working with a diverse clientele.
Last year, students processed nearly 1,800 income tax returns, generating over $1.4 million in refunds for valley residents.
Now through April 13, the students will hold sessions every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, with the exception of March 9 and March 11, when campus is closed for spring break. The student volunteers will work in Room 238 of the Classroom/Lab/Computer building on the West Campus, located at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale.
Taxpayers do not need an appointment , and returns will be prepared on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying taxpayers. Click here to see what to bring to the session.
Free parking is available at Lot 20 on the West campus.
For information, contact W.P. Carey Lecturer Donald Frost at [email protected]