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VITA Program has Biggest Tax Season Ever

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05/20/2007

Beta Alpha Psi Student Organization Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program – Biggest Tax Season Ever<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

With just US$800 in funding, the San Francisco State Beta Alpha Psi accounting student organization has once again surpassed its goals. This volunteer tax assistance program trains student volunteers to assist low-income individuals complete and file their tax returns.

 

Some of this year’s highlights:


  • 839 tax returns filed (40% increase from last year)

  • Almost 97% of the tax returns were filed electronically and the acceptance rate was 94.43%, both increases from last year

  • 220 volunteers trained (37% increase from last year)

  • $602,587 in federal returns and $74,614 in California refund filed for clients, along with $221,406 in Earned Income Credits

Special acknowledgement goes to:

William Mac, VITA Coordinator, and Jose Li Choy, VITA Site Manager

The Beta Alpha Psi team gives special thanks to Omar Brodrick, SF State Support Coordinator Space Management; John Kim of Academic Resources; and Larry Low, Pat Cierra, and Sandy Lee of the College of Business.


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