Suffolk University Offers Free Tax Assistance

1/29/2003

Boston – Suffolk University students will be preparing income tax returns, free of charge, every Tuesday from February 4, 2003 to April 15, 2003. This program is part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and is sponsored by Suffolk’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honors society.

VITA, now in its 34th year of service to taxpayers, provides free tax help to the community. The program works in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR).

Suffolk University undergraduate accounting students and graduate students, as well as Suffolk University Law School students involved in the program, are trained in the preparation of taxes. The students are available to help those who cannot afford paid professional assistance, particularly those with low and fixed income, individuals with disabilities, non-English speaking and elderly taxpayers, in addition to Suffolk students, faculty and staff (with both state and federal income tax returns). Electronic filing of returns is available.

Tracy Noga, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Suffolk’s Sawyer School of Management, will be training and supervising the students in the program. Tax returns will be prepared every Tuesday from February 4, 2003 to April 15, 2003 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Suffolk’s Sawyer School of Management, 8 Ashburton Place, Room 921. No appointment is necessary.

For more information about the program, please contact Suffolk University’s Accounting Department at 617-573-8652.

For more information, please contact:
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450 or
Tony Ferullo at 617-573-8448

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