Accounting Students Offer Free Tax Assistance For Low-Income Taxpayers


Accounting Students Offer Free Tax Assistance For Low-Income Taxpayers
Accounting students provide free tax clinics at the Boy?s and Girl?s Club in Pomona.

Accounting students will provide free tax clinics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through April 15 at the Boy's and Girl's Club in Pomona.

This volunteer program is one of the ways the Cal Poly Pomona community works for California. Students must study and pass a test to qualify to participate in the volunteer income tax assistance program. The free income tax preparation program is offered as part of a course (ACC 434 Service Learning in Taxation) taught by Accounting professor Hank Brock. Students trained in state and federal tax return preparation use their knowledge to provide assistance in the communities surrounding our campus to help low-income, older and non-English speaking taxpayers complete their tax returns.

Organizers estimate that $50 million in Earned Income Credit remains unclaimed because taxpayers do not file when they do not owe any tax.

Cal State San Bernardino students will also take part in the program.

Those interested in participating in a free tax clinic should call (909) 980-2857 ext. 288 for details. Organizers ask that participants call early because only a limited number of tax returns can be completed each six-hour Saturday.