Fisher MAcc students help out with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Ohio State Tax Clinic each year. According to the IRS:
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify … trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, most sites also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper – even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one’s bank account.
The VITA Program at Fisher offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Fisher MAcc students are certified volunteers by going through training to help prepare basic tax returns in the Columbus area. Check out the video clip below for some first hand comments from current Fisher MAcc students on their experience helping the community.