Accounting Students To Assist With Tax Returns

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that trains Whitman accounting students is a win-win.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that trains Whitman accounting students is a win-win.
Mr. Ever Martinez from Bethpage Federal Credit Union worked with our students for over a month with online training to help them prepare for IRS Certification.
Mr. Ever Martinez from Bethpage Federal Credit Union worked with our students for over a month with online training to help them prepare for IRS Certification.
Mrs. Sandy Stueber works with her accounting students to help them sort through the many forms used by the IRS.
Mrs. Sandy Stueber works with her accounting students to help them sort through the many forms used by the IRS.

We’re getting some great news from Whitman’s Business Department Supervisor Dr. Matthew Murphy. Whitman business instructor Mrs. Sandy Stueber is working with Bethpage Federal Credit Union representatives to train her Accounting students to become tax preparers for Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s Annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The students need to complete 10 hours of online training and pass an IRS exam before receiving their certification.

Students who are then certified will provide tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. Students volunteer their time on Saturdays through April 9 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!