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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) – Tax season is already here, and it can get overwhelming. A program in Statesboro can help low to moderate income taxpayers.

The program also gives accounting students valuable experience.

Tax time can be stressful, even if you’re trying to file a simple return. But some Georgia Southern students and faculty can offer help.

This is called Volunteer Tax Assistance or VITA. It is designed for low to moderate income taxpayers to get simple filing. Most of the accounting students who do the reporting are in graduate school, and all have taken additional courses and earned certification. For them, it’s an opportunity to address tax issues that are not always covered in a book.

“Students have access to source materials that we sometimes don’t see in class. They use these documents to prepare the tax return and also explain the results to the taxpayer,” said Gloria Stuart, a member of the GSU accounting faculty.

And each declaration is also verified by one of the members of the accounting faculty.

They will be there Monday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and several Saturdays by April. For more information, please click here.

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