Tax season is upon us and Lina Pan ’16 has laid the groundwork for an on-campus, free tax preparation program that can help CMCers and low-income families avoid the sting of big filing fees.
Pan, an ccon-accounting major, uses the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program under the auspices of the IRS, to provide free tax preparation services to lower-income individuals and families (i.e., individual gross income below $52,000). The IRS partners with organizations such as credit unions, schools, and businesses to offer this service around the nation.
Can a chance encounter lead to greater mutual understanding?
It did for David Shlachter ’03, whose role in bringing together business partners divided by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is chronicled in a video now featured at The Huffington Post.