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SU Offering Free Tax Counseling

Feb. 26, 2008

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – Susquehanna University's accounting faculty and students are once again offering free tax aid to elderly and other qualified residents of the Central Susquehanna Valley. Counseling sessions are being held by appointment only on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon through April 15.  Help with federal, state and local returns, as well as the Property Tax and Rent Rebate form, is available. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 570-374-1199.

The program, held at senior centers in Selinsgrove, Penns Creek and Beaver Springs, is administered under the direction of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) through a cooperative agreement with the Internal Revenue Service. AARP Tax-Aide offers free counseling services to elderly residents, as well as taxpayers with limited or moderate incomes, disabilities and those with difficulty understanding or speaking English.

Volunteers include accounting majors from Susquehanna University, assisted by Professor of Accounting Richard Davis. The students are trained using a government-written guide and must pass a comprehensive test before becoming volunteers. AARP assumes responsibility for administering the program nationwide. Funding, training and technical support are provided by the IRS.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119

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