DeSales University Accounting Students to Provide Free Tax Preparation Assistance, January 30 to April 7
Junior and senior accounting students from DeSales University will assist senior citizens and those with lower incomes with tax preparation free of charge from Monday, January 30, to Friday, April 7. The program is part of the United States Internal Revenue Service's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Students are required to pass a test given by the IRS, in order to receive certification to participate in the program. This marks the sixth consecutive year that DeSales students have participated in the program. Since it was first offered, DeSales students have completed over 800 tax returns for more than 350 Lehigh Valley taxpayers.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, individuals can call (610) 282-1100, ext. 1868. A DeSales student will return the phone call and provide assistance accordingly. Individuals needing assistance should bring all printed tax information and all documents pertaining to federal, state and local taxes.
The program is sponsored by the IRS and supervised by Christopher R. Cocozza, assistant professor of business at DeSales University, who has served as VITA coordinator at DeSales, since the program was initiated at DeSales in 2001. Cocozza holds a bachelor's in accounting and law degree from Fordham University and a master's of law from New York University.
Press Release: DeSales University Accounting Students to Provide Free Tax Preparation Assistance, January 30 to April 7 | Posted on: 1/31/2006
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu