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Franklin University Announces Fifth Year of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Franklin University has announced its continued participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Now in its fifth year of participation, Franklin is serving as site host and provide staffing to help individuals with household incomes up to $65,000, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers in the central Ohio community prepare their tax returns.

Through this United Way sponsored effort, during last year’s tax season, the Franklin University VITA program assisted 153 clients and successfully helped those clients claim $161,000 in Federal and $21,600 in state tax refunds, and an estimated $60,000 in preparation fees!

Helping with this year’s involvement, the University is proud to have Annette Hoelzer, accounting adjunct faculty, serve as site director for the Franklin VITA site. Volunteers are Franklin’s undergraduate and graduate students across majors and disciplines. Franklin student volunteers and participation oversight will be provided by Dr. Martina Peng, Department Chair of the Accounting, Finance and Economics in the Ross College of Business.​

Click here for more on this year’s effort.