University Students Gaining Real World Skills with VITA Program

 

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – University of Jamestown students are gaining real world skills utilizing the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The IRS sponsored program is offered to those who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their own tax returns.

Vicki Greshik is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Jamestown.

Greshik says accounting students volunteer their time and receiving training before becoming certified to provide the assistance.

Greshik says accounting majors use the program to help others, but also gain experience they can use when they begin their careers.

The University of Jamestown’s VITA program is already near capacity for 2019, but Greshik says they expect students to volunteer for it once again during tax season in 2020.

For more information on the VITA program, you can contact Vicki Greshik at 701-252-3467 ext. 5549 or email greshik@uj.edu.

Listen to a full Let’s Talk About It with Vicki Greshik below:


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