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ACC 366P/384 – Accounting Practicum Federal Taxation of Low Income Filers: Socio-Economic Forces Thursday 3:30-5:20 - UTC 4.102 - Unique #02060/02265 Spring 2018 Syllabus Instructor: J. William Kamas E-mail: [email protected] Office: GSB 5.126H Office Phone: 232-6786 Office Hours: After class in room UTC 4.102 Volunteer service period: January 22 – April 17, 2017 Volunteer sites and operating hours are self-selected and may vary. Sites ( ) are on major bus routes and students may wish to coordinate carpooling. Practicum Description This course integrates community service and academic learning as follows: - Community service involves at least 55 volunteer hours working with Community Tax Centers; a Foundation Communities’ ( ) program that partners with the IRS to implement the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for low income filers. Last year, Community Tax Centers helped over 20,000 people and brought over $35,000,000 into the Austin economy in the form of tax refunds and credits. This year we hope to increase those totals! This effort will require over 600 volunteers from UT and the greater Austin area. PLEASE RECALL, IN THE COMMUNITY YOU’RE THE FACE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN—DO US ALL PROUD! - Academic learning comprises a multi-disciplinary curriculum addressing socio-economic issues facing members of the low-income community. Topics will be presented by experts in fields such as low-income housing, public policy, economic development, a day in the life of an IRS Special Agent, and volunteering in the community. In addition, training and certification to perform this community service activity will be provided. Students at all levels are eligible—BBA students, MPA students, and MBA students. No accounting or tax background is necessary.
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Community Service Requirements For community service credit toward course credit, participants must complete the following community service activities. Register with Community Tax Centers as a volunteer. Complete an 8-hour basic training session (in the MOD lab) and 4 hours of advanced training (during class time on February 8 and February 15) offered through Community Tax Centers that covers tax law principles and how to use TaxSlayer software (also referred to as IRS training) . . You will also be required to take ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) training online. Become certified as a tax preparer by passing both the basic and intermediate IRS certification tests and also completing the ITIN training. Your user name to take the tests needs to be “last-name.first- name”. Please use your last and first name as they appear on my official class roster. Self-select volunteer hours on Community Tax Center’s web-based scheduler.
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  • Fall '07
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  • Taxation in the United States, Bachelor's degree

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