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Beta Alpha Psi recognized for its outstanding VITA program

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SF State’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the honors accounting
student organization, received significant recognition at the national BAP Conference
held in Anaheim this August. Annually the Internal Revenue Service recognizes
the top 8 universities nationally who exhibit outstanding contributions related
to their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. The VITA program
prepares tax returns for low-income individuals and families solely through the
contributions of a great number of volunteers SF State’s BAP chapter won one
of  the just two awards presented for
sustained superior performance in the VITA program, the top honor of the 8
national awards presented. SF State’s BAP has won national awards each of the
three years the program has been in place. There are over 250 BAP chapters at
universities in the US.

Last year, almost 200 SF State students, organized by our BAP chapter, prepared
the tax returns for over 1,000 individuals and families in the community. These
students could not have made this contribution without the support of a variety
of individuals and organizations. The accounting firm Moss Adams donated 14
laptops for the program and Ed Sutton, an independent enrolled agent licensed
by the Department of Treasury to represent taxpayers to the IRS, generously
donated his time to train all the students.

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