Students get experience by handling tax returns

MARQUETTE (AP) — Students at Northern Michigan University are getting experience by volunteering to prepare tax returns for people in the Marquette area.

The Mining Journal reports that the walk-in service is offered four hours a week through the tax season. There’s no charge for people with a certain income. An estimated 160 returns were handled in 2018.

Kyle McGorisk, an accounting major, says, “it’s an educational experience for both parties.” He says students learn about tax compliance in the real world instead of simply
absorbing it in a classroom. The program is run through Beta Alpha Psi, an academic business fraternity.

Logan Turner, a senior, says he normally prepares his own taxes, but he gave the job to another student. It saved him time and helped his friend, too.

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