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ACTG 175 Volunteer Income Tax Preparation

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Students serving in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepare income tax returns for qualifying individuals at no cost. CSM VITA volunteers receive 32 hours of training and prepare income tax returns for 24 hours at the CSM VITA site. Training includes preparation of Federal and California income tax returns and use of tax preparation software. Topics include Capital Gains and Losses, Business Income and Expenses, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, filing status, dependency exemptions, basic deductions and adjustments.

Units: 2.5
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU