Accounting Students Assist With Tax Returns

Clockwise from top: Mrs. Hsaio’s Accounting students with their IRS Certificates overhead: Anthony Wurtz, Yoshitomo Kawasaki, Jason Saslaw, Victor Chae, Samantha DeGaray, German Nunez Maldonado, Juliana Richter, Michael Fiordalisi, Maureen Levia, Sally Cohen, Catherine Aiello, Ashly Arbizu.  Jason Saslaw prepares a client’s tax return.  Catherine Aiello works with an expert tax preparer.
Clockwise from top: Mrs. Hsaio’s Accounting students with their IRS Certificates overhead: Anthony Wurtz, Yoshitomo Kawasaki, Jason Saslaw, Victor Chae, Samantha DeGaray, German Nunez Maldonado, Juliana Richter, Michael Fiordalisi, Maureen Levia, Sally Cohen, Catherine Aiello, Ashly Arbizu. Jason Saslaw prepares a client’s tax return. Catherine Aiello works with an expert tax preparer.

Mr. Callahan, our College and Career Ready Coach, collaborated with Whitman’s newest Business Instructor, Ms. Lillian Hsaio to train her Accounting students to become tax preparers for Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s Annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The students completed 10 hours of online training and passed an IRS exam before receiving their certification.

Twelve students received training to provide tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. Students volunteer their time on Saturdays through April 11 from 3-6 p.m. to assist families earning less than $55,000 per year prepare their tax returns at the BFCU’s Farmingdale location, free of charge.

Way to go Whitman's Business Department!