Campus News

Tax Assistance Program Wins Collegiate Challenge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2010) The University of Kentucky Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, housed in the College of Law, was recently recognized for its participants' hard work and commitment in helping Lexington residents complete and turn in their 2009 tax forms. VITA won a collegiate challenge in the statewide tax assistance project that several schools competed in. They won based upon their number of returns filed in the tax season.

About 30 students from the College of Law and the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics volunteered for the program this year. The VITA program began operations Feb. 1 and ran through April 15 at the College of Law. This program helped the students prepare for their required 12 to 18 hours of federal income tax courses along with two tax certification tests from the Internal Revenue Service.

A reception was held Thursday, April 22, at Donamire Farm where a trophy was awarded to the VITA members.

For more information on the VITA program, visit the Web site.