Whitman Students to Offer Free Tax Assistance

Accounting students in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will offer free income tax assistance to all SU students, faculty, and staff on Friday, March 30th and Friday, April 6th. This service will answer questions that cover non-complicated individual Federal and New York State tax returns that can generally be filed on IRS short forms (1040 EZ or 1040A).  Taxpayers can then file their returns using free E-filing services offered through various organizations. Individuals who have income from employment (reported on Form W-2), as well as interest and dividends, are welcome to seek assistance. The Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Free Tax Assistance group will be in the Flaum Grand Hall located in the Whitman Building on these two days from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The service will be offered on a first come, first serve basis and is directed toward tax payers that may need a little extra help figuring out their taxes. “Tax season is a difficult time for everyone,” says Mitch Franklin, assistant professor of accounting in the Whitman School. “This program allows students to put to action all of the information they are learning in their classes in order to help out their fellow colleagues.”

Contact student coordinator Daniel Ryu at dryu@syr.edu for more information.