Barry University’s Andreas School of Business is offering income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Free income tax preparation is provided for individuals and families with an annual income of $55,000 or less. Community members, as well as Barry employees and students, can have their tax returns prepared by accounting students and faculty serving at Barry’s VITA site.
The accounting students are enrolled in Federal Income Tax, a designated service-learning course taught by Dr. Kevin Kemerer, associate professor of accounting and coordinator of the VITA site. They have been learning the tax code and the fundamentals of tax preparation as they prepare to serve at the VITA site, which opened its doors on February 9 to serve the public.
Income-tax preparation is provided by appointment only. Service is provided on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Powers 139 and Mondays between 4 and 8 p.m. in Andreas 105. To make a two-hour appointment, visit the Barry VITA scheduling page.
This year, Barry’s VITA site will remain in operation until Monday, April 15.
For additional information on the VITA program, contact Kemerer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Barry’s designated service-learning courses, contact the Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI) at email@example.com.