Sep 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ACC 850 - Tax Assistance Institute

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An opportunity to participate in a volunteer income tax assistance program by applying classroom skills to actual experience. Includes training to provide free tax assistance and preparation of basic tax returns for older, handicapped and low-income taxpayers.
(This course is Pass/Fail.)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 261  or equivalent with a grade of “C” or above
Competencies
  1. Interview taxpayer to collect data
    1. Select filing status
    2. Identify gross income
    3. Distinguish types of deductions
    4. Identify any credits which taxpayer is eligible to take
  2. Judge when to seek assistance
    1. Consult your advisor/teacher
    2. Utilize reference materials and text
    3. Discuss use of internet to solve tax related questions
  3. Calculate personal income tax
    1. Enter taxpayer information on correct IRS forms or use computer software package
    2. Compute taxable income
    3. Determine tax liability
  4. Discuss tax results with taxpayer
    1. Explain filing procedure
    2. Discuss Iowa tax requirements
    3. Define timeline for filing Federal and Iowa tax returns
    4. Answer questions taxpayer may have



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