NSU’s Accounting Club does taxes for free

NSU’s Accounting Club will offer free income tax-filing services to the NSU community.

The club will meet every Saturday from Feb. 4 – April 14, in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, room 3029, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The club consists of 26 members who are certified to prepare tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Kristopher Fernandez, senior accounting major, said the club is prepared to assist the NSU community with their taxes.

“We would like to reach as many students, faculty and staff as possible. However, the program is limited to those who earn less than $50,000 a year,” said Fernandez.

Taxes will be prepared by accounting majors and master’s students.

“Who better to do it than the ones studying to do it in the field?” said Fernandez.

Those who want to have their taxes filed will need to bring an original copy of their social security card and their Florida driver’s license. Walk-ins are welcome.

“We don’t keep anything from the filers. And what we do keep is sent directly to the IRS,” said Fernandez.

Fernandez said that their services are completely free.

“We do it for the experience,” he said.

Brent Benjamin, senior accounting major, said being a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program participant has been a valuable experience.

“It is a valuable service that we can provide to the community. It gives us a chance to learn in detail about tax preparation. Each situation is different and provides a unique challenge. The experience gained by going through this process and the ability to apply them to real world situations makes VITA a valuable learning tool for each individual’s education,” he said.

Benjamin said that it is rewarding to go through the steps and work through each problem to prepare a tax return for the taxpayer.

“You can feel the appreciation from them. It makes me feel good knowing I was able to help and provide a service to the community,” he said.

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