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About the VITA Program

VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance nationwide program that is sponsored by the IRS. Volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns for low and-moderate income taxpayers. Each spring, students can participate in the VITA program to gain hands on experience preparing tax returns. Beta Alpha Psi members are encouraged to participate, since members can earn service hours for doing so.

 There are certain requirements for this program that students must complete before being eligible. They are as follows:

  • Students must be enrolled or have already completed CBAD 440 (Individual Taxation)
  • Students must complete three required, on-campus training sessions provided by the IRS
  • Students must complete additional training online that will be given at the beginning of the spring semester

 For more information on how to be a VITA volunteer or to learn more about the program, contact Dave Mason, Ph.D., assoicate professor of accounting, at 843-349-4147 or jmason@coastal.edu