Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-03-18

Students in Samford University’s School of Business and Cumberland School of Law are available to assist low income and senior citizens with filing federal and state tax forms, free of charge.

The students work through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, which provided training and materials to the volunteers. The business students who volunteer are members of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society. The Cumberland law students have experience and background with tax-related matters.

The volunteers are available in the first floor conference room at the Downtown YWCA each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, through April 15, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Returns may be filed electronically on behalf of the taxpayer.

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.