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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:42:05 -0600
K Whalin <[log in to unmask]>
K Whalin <[log in to unmask]>
To: Debbie Gahm <[log in to unmask]>
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Some other thoughts/concerns-- privacy issues about students seeing other
students' earnings? legal implications- clear understanding that providing
assistance is not providing tax advice or the work of a professional

The AARP volunteers are so good because they understand all the assorted
pitfalls of tax preparing! Does anyone remember Will Manley's annual rants
about libraries staying out of the income tax business?

Some cliffs are best left unscaled,
kathleen whalin, York Public Library

> that's a great idea, Andrea.
> In past years, our Business Education students helped other students
> complete their tax return *with the assistance of a local accountant*.
>  They charged a nominal fee which was used to attend a state conference.
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Andrea Terry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> I had a Thought the other day - thought I'd tap the Collective Brain for
>> input:
>> Lots of my high school students are filing their first tax returns this
>> year.  I can remember how scary that was to me as a high school kid with
>> a
>> few thousand dollars in income, even though the 1040 EZ is pretty
>> straightforward.  I know public libraries sometimes have trained
>> volunteers come in to help those with lower income file their returns.
>> I
>> have asked a few of my working students and they seem very enthusiastic
>> about having help.  Has anyone ever hosted one of those volunteers in
>> their high school library?  Does anyone know how I might contact
>> whomever
>> provides help?  Can you all think of a roadblock I'm not thinking of
>> (I'm
>> new at this)?  By all means, please give me your input, positive or
>> otherwise!
>> Andrea Terry
>> Richmond Middle/High School
>> Library Media Technician
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> Debbie Gahm
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