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Basic Tax Preparation

This course provides students with the opportunities to gain an understanding of taxation, develop the vital life skill of how to “do” taxes, and make a difference in their community. Students will learn how to complete a basic tax return, with an understanding of tax law and the available tools. The topics are defined by the basic level for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) programs. Students who pass the required certification assessments are likely to be able to use their new skills to fulfill the George School service requirement later in the year or in a subsequent year. This service involves helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited-English speakers who need assistance preparing and filing their tax returns.

This course is cross-listed as MAT560M (Math).

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0