North Central College - Naperville, IL

A record 33 North Central students help citizens with their tax returns

North Central College accounting majors are IRS-certified volunteers, providing free assistance and filing of tax returns for people who need help.

UPDATE April 15, 2014: Accounting majors who served as IRS-certified volunteers this tax season processed 584 returns, plus 25 prior year returns, and secured $850,000 in federal refunds and $90,000 in state refunds for people they helped. This was an increase of 45% over last year’s total returns. Awesome job!


Hayes wins Outstanding Educator Award from CPA society

Allison Hayes, assistant professor of accounting
Allison Hayes, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was chosen to receive the Illinois CPA Society 2013 Outstanding Educator Award.

Allison Hayes, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was chosen to receive the Illinois CPA Society’s 2013 Outstanding Educator Award. She will be recognized at the Illinois CPA Society Leadership Recognition Dinner on June 10.

Criteria for this award include excellence in teaching, excellence in student motivation and mentoring, educational innovation, and contributions to the academic community and/or the accounting profession.

Accounting majors help community members with tax returns

Another record number of North Central students provide free income tax assistance for low income families and individuals at Loaves & Fishes pantry.

For several years, North Central students have participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low income families and individuals earning less than $49,000. New this year, students are working in a new location, at Loaves & Fishes in Naperville, with opportunities to serve more people.

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