Sep 17, 2021  
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ACC 218 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Credits: 1
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Provides instruction in preparation of federal, state, and local individual income tax returns, including practical experience. Provides service to qualifying citizens within the tri-county district by preparing income tax forms and filing electronically. Requires 30 hours of service-learning. Credit may be earned in ACC 217  and ACC 218, or ACC 216W.

Prerequisite(s): ACC 217  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Analyze the characteristics of income tax returns.
    1. Describe components of all federal income tax returns.
    2. Describe components of state and local income tax returns.
  2. Demonstrate efficiency with income tax filing software.
  3. Complete IRS VITA certification successfully.
  4. Prepare income tax returns for individual taxpayers.
    1.  Identify relevant tax issues for specific taxpayers through interview process.
    2. Apply constructive feedback from quality review process.
    3. Correct tax preparation errors through self-review process.
    4. Prepare federal, state, and local income tax returns using tax filing software.



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