Congratulations to all the Accounting Student Organization student members for their wonderful work and engagement this year. The ASO received two awards at the Annual Student Involvement & Leadership Awards; Student Organization Social Event, for their annual spring banquet and the top award for Outstanding Student Organization. The ASO student leaders have been extremely busy this year organizing an event each week.
Accounting students are helping low-income individuals and families prepare and file income taxes as part of the volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) class ACC 3110.
The IRS program was organized more than 30 years ago at MSU Denver for low-income students and families. Long-time MSU Affiliate Professor Robert Jaros, our current State Controller, was an integral part of its success. This year we are pleased that MSU Lecturer, Chris Kuglin, has stepped into this role. She brings 10 years of tax preparation experience to the position. Free tax preparation assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals/families with incomes of $52,000 or less.
VITA offers free tax help for people with low to moderate incomes including MSU students, individuals with disabilities, non-English speakers and elderly taxpayers. Students in Kuglin's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance classes are getting real-world experience by preparing taxes for these clients.
The students in the VITA classes are all certified by the IRS, by attending IRS developed training, and by passing the Advanced Tax Preparation Exam. In addition, they attend classes and volunteer for four hours, once a week, for ten weeks.
Students operate the service just like a professional tax business. They conduct intake & interview sessions, review & input the taxpayer information, e-file the return & assemble a client copy to take home.
Kuglin, an Enrolled Agent and Certified Fraud Examiner, remains on site to answer any questions and to help with more complicated tax return issues.
March 20, 2014
Military Times named the MSU Denver School of Business to its Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 list.
Best for Vets rankings factor in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support, and cost. The rankings are published in full in the March issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.
“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Business Schools is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.
The full Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 rankings can be viewed online.
MGT 3120 -- Student Promotional Strategy Campaigns made to the Alzheimer's Association
The Mile High Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) has awarded Tanya Turitto, the Student President of the Metropolitan State University AITP Student Chapter, one of two 2014 AITP Harold M. Pool Recognition Awards. Tanya will receive the award at an award ceremony to be held in May.
Tanya was selected after being nominated by faculty in the Computer Information Systems Department for the award. The Mile High Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) hopes that the award will encourage Tanya and others to continue their roles as enthusiastic IT leaders and mentors.