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Student volunteers provide free tax service starting Feb. 6

Students from the School of Accountancy at Missouri State University, who are IRS-certified, will provide free assistance with tax preparation and electronic income tax filing. The program is provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic Feb. 6-April 10 in Glass Hall, Room 434.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic Opens February 6, 2015

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic at Missouri State University will open Feb. 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.  The clinic is on the fourth floor of Glass Hall.   Metered parking is available in Lot 19 to the south of Glass Hall, Lot 20 to the west, and Bear Park South.  There is no free parking available.  It is highly recommended that you call 417-720-2000 for an appointment.  The maximum income level for returns prepared at Missouri State University is $40,000.   Clinics will be held at Missouri State on the following dates: Feburary 6, 13, 20, and 27; March 20 and 27; and April 10.

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Free tax preparation assistance available through tax clinics program

With tax season underway, individuals are scrambling to pull together all the necessary documents before the April 15 deadline. But free assistance is available through Missouri State’s Public Service Tax Clinics Program, which was recently awarded a grant for $13,234 from the Walmart Foundation via United Way of the Ozarks.

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Accounting Club recognized during Maroon Minute

The Accounting Club at Missouri State University was recently recognized by the Institute of Management Accountants.

The chapter was the recipient of the Award of Excellence and the Outstanding Student Chapter award and received a cash award of $1,000 in recognition of this achievement.

Chapters are evaluated on seven criteria including: planning and evaluation, communications, programs and activities and administrative. Missouri State was one of only four chapters nationally recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter.

Maroon Minutes highlight Missouri State University’s points of pride: the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and supporters. Each Maroon Minute first airs during a home football or basketball game.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax preparation

Missouri State University runs a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to prepare and file tax returns for qualified individuals. VITA, established by the Internal Revenue Service, is designed to assist taxpayers with their current year tax return preparation. The VITA services are free to qualifying individuals — taxpayers with income of less than $51,000, older […]

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Olivia Kimminau named “MSCPA Student of the Month”

Olivia Kimminau, a Graduate Assistant for the School of Accountancy during the Spring 2013 semester, has been named by the Missouri Society of CPAs as the December 2012 Student of the Month.  Olivia was nominated by the faculty at Missouri State University for this honor.  The MSCPA has a student website, www.leap-forward.com<http://www.leap-forward.com>, which highlights accounting majors in Missouri.  Every month an accounting major from a Missouri school, who is an MSCPA student member, is showcased.  Please check out the direct link (<http://www.leap-forward.com/sotmwinner.html>) to the winner’s page on Thursday, January 31, 2013 or later to read about Olivia as the newest monthly winner!

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2013 SOA Scholarship & Awards Banquet

The annual SOA Scholarship & Awards Banquet for the upcoming fall 2013 semester will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the Crystal Room of Kentwood Hall commencing at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to School of Accountancy scholarship award recipients, but we encourage recipients to bring guest(s) to share the evening with them (at the cost of @$20 per person to cover the cost of the banquet meal).  Tickets may be purchased in the SOA office up to two days before the event.  Please call Linda in the School of Accountancy office at 417-836-5414 with any questions regarding the event.

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