Date of Release: April 8, 2014
Most Americans don’t enjoy completing their income tax forms. A 2013 survey from Pew Research found that a majority of Americans, (56 percent), feel negatively about completing their income taxes. However, this same survey found that there is a small minority of people, (5 percent), who love doing their taxes.
Not surprisingly, people who enjoy filing their taxes often pursue careers as accountants. Between now and April 15, aspiring accountants from Husson University are donating their time in an effort to help individuals file the appropriate state and federal tax forms by the April 15th deadline.
The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Program is open to any local area resident or Husson University student who would like assistance with their tax form preparation. Individuals interested in participating in this free program are encouraged to bring any receipts, W-2s and other documents that might be needed for filing their returns to Husson Accounting students in Room 256 in Peabody Hall at the university’s Bangor campus. No appointment is necessary.
“This is a great opportunity for students majoring in accounting to get “hands-on” experience working with clients and filing taxes,” said Dewey Martin, CPA, CMA, Director of the School of Accounting at Husson University. “Our curriculum emphasizes experiential learning. Helping others prepare their taxes not only provides our accounting students with a valuable learning opportunity, it also helps them understand the client consultative process necessary in any professional practice.”
The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Program is open four days a week between now and April 15th in Peabody Hall, Room 256.
• Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p. m.
For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.