If you’re a junior or senior undergraduate student, graduate student, or law student, you can help low-income families get the most out of their tax returns. And you don’t need previous tax experience to participate.
Suffolk University is partnering with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) center and Boston Tax Help Coalition to provide free tax preparation and asset-building services. Suffolk will host a tax preparation site in the Center for Entrepreneurship at One Beacon. Professor Michaele Morrow will serve as the site coordinator.
Sign up and Get Tax Training
If you’re a new volunteer, you’ll undergo training—both online and in a classroom. You’ll learn about tax law, reference materials, tax software, tax return practice, and the IRS certification exam. To volunteer, visit www.bostontaxhelp.org and choose Suffolk University as your site.
As a volunteer, you’ll help prepare and file taxes face-to-face with eligible taxpayers using IRS TaxWise software. Each student will volunteer a minimum of 30 hours between February 5 and April 15. Suffolk’s tax center will be open Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, Friday afternoons, and all day on Saturdays. The center will be closed during Spring Break.
Why Sign up?
- This fulfills the Local Engagement requirement for BSBA students. (Sign up for SBS 128 Tax Help)
- Earn Accounting 560 practicum hours
- Earn Alpha Psi volunteer hours
- Add tax experience on your resume
- Learn useful knowledge that will help with your own tax return