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Miami students help with tax filing
About 30 students in Miami's honors and scholars program are volunteering as tax preparers for low-income working people in Butler County.
The students took an eight-hour training course in tax preparation. They will be spending several Saturdays providing free filing assistance to low-income residents and helping them take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The campaign is coordinated by the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, the IRS, the Butler County Department of Job and Family Services, Community Counseling and Crisis Center and the United Way of Butler County, Greater Cincinnati and Oxford.
Students worked Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Family Resource Center in Oxford and the Job Center in Hamilton and will be available to prepare more tax filings Feb. 19, March 5 and April 2 in Oxford. David Bryson, a senior finance and accounting major, served as the Oxford site coordinator the first week.
Miami students make up a majority of the program's volunteers, said Regina Campbell of the Legal Aid Society, and she is especially grateful that some were willing to drive to Hamilton to volunteer.
Date Published: 02/17/2005