Tax Season Comes for College Students, Too!

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio-For many people, tax season is a stressful time. And for students living away from home - some filing taxes on their own for the first time - tax season can be even more challenging.

To help students file their taxes and answer tax-related questions, a group of business majors at Cedarville University is offering free assistance through two Tax Days. The students are part of SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise), an international student organization that seeks to promote free enterprise in the local and global community through community projects.

Drew VanCuran, SIFE Tax Day project coordinator, says the members are doing this to serve the student body and put their business skills and knowledge to use. "One of the most common problems that students have is a basic fear or intimidation of the process," he said. "Some have never filed their taxes before and have no idea what they are doing. Other students may have questions regarding deductions, forms, and/or what rules apply to them." Based on the popularity of last year's program, SIFE anticipates about 100 students will seek assistance during the two days the service will be offered.

Tax Day also serves as a project the Cedarville group will share in the regional SIFE competition to be held in Cincinnati on April 7, 2006. SIFE members will present projects to top business executives who will then decide which SIFE team should advance to the national competition.

Tax Days will be held Thursday, March 16 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 from 1-3 p.m. in Cedarville University's Apple Technology Center Room 116. Media interested in further details should contact the public relations office at 937-766-4159.