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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.