Dorothy Janet Parker
T ACCT 468
Provides opportunities to gain experience and apply concepts taught in the accounting concentration. Involves learning skills and applying knowledge through practical experience working cooperatively with professionals in the field. Requires application and completed employer contract with faculty permission. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 1.7 in T ACCT 301.
The Volunteer Income Tax Aide program (TACCT 468) is a internship that provides students with real world experience of preparing income tax returns. The Volunteer Income Tax Aide program provides tax assistance for lower income and elderly taxpayers. Students apply their knowledge of the major elements of individual federal income tax that they gained in their federal income tax course. They gain experience in accessing tax information, completing tax forms and using electronic sources to complete and file tax returns.
Student learning goals
Professionalism: Students gain experience in working directly with client taxpayers.
Communication Skills: Students practice interview techniques and convey tax information to clients.
Social Benefit: The volunteer program provides tax help to the elderly and low income taxpayers who could not afford to pay for tax services.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students must research critical information and use that knowledge to determine the correct course of action as it applies to specific situations that are unique to each taxpayer.
General method of instruction
Classroom instruction and field work
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 1.7 in T ACCT 451.
Class assignments and grading