Tax Preparation

Keizer College college students and alumni help neighborhood members with tax preparation

Keizer University Port St. Lucie Campus Business and Accounting Program students gain valuable experience as they join alumni and other business leaders to help community members prepare for income tax.

Led by Program Director Ann McLaughlin, the team works with the Internal Revenue Service and the St. Lucie County United Way as the campus serves as a VITA (Volunteers in Tax Assistance) location. “I am pleased to serve as the site coordinator for this important effort,” said McLaughlin. “Last year before the pandemic, we filled out about 100 tax returns and we expect to be able to serve many parishioners again this year as the tax extension period ends on May 17, 2021,” added McLaughlin, who is also a student in math, accounting and math teaches more.

The VITA program has been in existence for over 50 years and provides free tax assistance to people who generally earn $ 54,000 or less. VITA locations prepare form 1040 and send it by email. You will prepare returns within the volunteer’s level of training and the scope of the VITA program. To learn more about the service and to schedule an appointment, please call 772.398.9990 or email

“Now more than ever, citizens have to have their taxes prepared precisely if we continue to navigate financially through the pandemic. A tax refund helps many of our community members pay for basic goods and services, ”said Leslie Haviland, Campus Director Student Services at Keizer University in Port St. Lucie.

Keizer University’s Bachelor of Arts in Accounting focuses on the accounting, general business, ethics, analytical, and communication skills required in today’s professional environment. The program provides the unique skills required in various areas of accounting, such as: B. Taxes, Auditing, Management / Expense, Financial, Government, Nonprofit and Accounting Data Analysis, and General Organizational Concepts. The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting also uses various business applications and accounting software programs to improve students’ knowledge.

Keizer University is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculties and staff. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keizer, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keizer, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 locations in Florida as well as online and at two international locations. Keizer University is accredited as a Level VI institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools College Committee to award certificates and degrees at associate, baccalaureate, masters, subject, and doctoral levels. More information about Keizer University can be found at

Keizer University VITA tax preparation group

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