John Carroll University accountancy students prepare to assist members of the Cleveland community with tax returns.
Tax season is filled with emotions: stress, frustration, anticipation, and even excitement. For Americans who cannot afford to have their taxes filed professionally, those emotions can be amplified.
That’s where the Kramer School of Accountancy and Information Sciences at John Carroll University comes in.
In an annual tradition that started in the 1990’s, Dr. Jerry Weinstein, CPA, a professor of accountancy at John Carroll, helps students combine experiential learning with community service by traveling throughout Cuyahoga County to facilitate free tax filing sessions.
Weinstein and his students utilize software provided by the IRS in a program named VITA -- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance -- to help Clevelanders solve their tax issues.