Students make filing taxes less taxing
A couple of days ago, we wrote about how Baylor Law School was providing an excellent service to the community with its People’s Law School. Today comes word that a number of Baylor business school students are getting in on the act, as well, working with the A.J. Moore Academy to help local low-income families complete their tax returns.
The involvement is part of a national service, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which trains volunteers to provide free income tax preparation for those who need it most. Since the Waco program started in January, over 660 returns have been filed; organizers expect to file as many as 2,000 returns by April 15.
I like what David Hall, a junior accounting major, had to say: “This program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my time at Baylor. Not only do I get the hands-on experience of completing tax returns for people, but it also gives me the opportunity to serve the Waco community in a way I never anticipated.”
Sic ’em, students!