Husson University’s College of Business, in Bangor, ME, announced this week that their accounting students will be donating their time to help others file their appropriate state and federal tax forms by this year's deadline. Qualifying individuals must have an income of less than $62,000 per year for the pro bono service.

The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Program is open to any local resident or Husson University student who is seeking help with their tax form preparation. Interested participants are encouraged to bring receipts, W-2s and other documents that might be needed for filing their returns to the Husson accounting students at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on the University’s Bangor campus. No appointment is necessary.

“This service benefits both our students and the individuals they assist,” stated Dewey Martin, director of the School of Accounting at Husson University. “For our accounting students, this is a great opportunity to get some “hands-on” experience working with clients and filing taxes. In addition, members of the community and the first-time filers who may be concerned about the process, receive coaching from well-prepared students on filling out their tax forms correctly. Everyone wins.”

The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Program is open five days a week between now and April 15. Hours are thusly:

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Students and members of the community interested in learning more about the service should contact Shannon Graves at gravess@husson.edu. For more on Husson's School of Accounting, head to the university's site here.