Accounting Students and Professor Offer Free Income-Tax Preparation
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 [3:59 PM]
Jennifer Tom of Lebanon, Ky., right, is one of the LWC accounting
Associate Professor of Accounting Rose Garvey who are
free income-tax preparation for area residents.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area residents who have put
off filing their 2010 taxes can get assistance from Lindsey Wilson
College students. And the cost of the help is cannot be beat.
From 4-7:30 p.m. CT every Monday through April 11, Lindsey
Wilson senior accounting students will provide free income-tax
preparation an electronic filing services through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program.
Students who assist with the tax-preparation service have passed
required Internal Revenue Service testing and are IRS "certified
counselors" for basic individual income tax returns.
Individuals do not have to be members of the AARP or elderly to
take advantage of the free tax-preparation services. No
appointments are taken, and service is on a first-come,
This is the fourth year LWC has provided the free service to
area residents. This year, the LWC students have served more than
100 area residents, according to LWC Associate Professor of
Accounting Rose Garvey.
"It's good for experience, and it helps us apply what we have
learned in our tax classes," said LWC accounting student Jennifer
Tom of Lebanon, Ky. "People we have helped really appreciate it. It
really makes you feel good to know you are doing something good for
Residents should bring Social Security cards for them and
dependents, a copy of 2009 tax returns, all W-2 forms, scholarship
and tuition documentation, and other income and expense items.
Once the accounting students complete the 2010 returns are
completed, Garvey will review them then file them electronically
for the individual. LWC was the first AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Program site in Kentucky to take advantage of electronic filing,
Lindsey Wilson College students will provide free income-tax
preparation from 4-7 p.m. CT every Monday through April 11. The
service is officer in room 108 of the J.L. Turner Leadership
Center, 100 Blue Raider Drive. For more information, contact LWC
Associate Professor of Accounting Rose Garvey at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8063.