Accounting students deliver tax services through United Way.

Students in an advanced accounting class at Greenville Technical College helped taxpayers file 325 returns through a United Way program during the most recent tax season.

The students prepare tax returns for the community through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program each spring semester, according to a news release. Through the effort, which began in 2012, students complete IRS Advanced Certification and tax software training during fall semester and, several weeks before tax season begins during spring semester, complete process training.

The 325 returns were filed saving the taxpayers involved $65,000 in tax preparation fees and bringing state and federal refunds totaling $412,230, the release said. The 37 students who participated contributed 507 volunteer hours to the effort, and the faculty who supervised them contributed another 188 volunteer hours. Over seven years, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance effort at Greenville Technical College has assisted with 2,336 returns, saving $467,200 in tax preparation fees and allowing...

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