Notre Dame de Namur University Accounting Students Provide Free Tax Assistance

Belmont, Calif., February 11, 2014 — If you think that you could use some assistance with your taxes this year, then you’re in luck. Accounting students from the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) are offering free income tax assistance through their new Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The program will be held at the university each Thursday from February 6 to April 3, 2014, 1 – 4 p.m. (except March 6), and services are available to households with a 2013 income of $52,000 or less. Trained NDNU students will provide low- and middle-income families the opportunity to have their income tax returns prepared and e-filed free of charge.

“We provide free high quality tax return preparation service to low- and middle-income families, and help these tax payers to maximize and receive the tax benefits that they are qualified for including earned income credit and other tax credits,” said Hamid Azad, a professor in the School of Business and Management. “The VITA program offers an excellent opportunity for our students to apply the theory that they have learned in the classroom. The program not only deepens their understanding of tax concepts and the tax code, but it also promotes professional and ethical responsibility, which is essential in the accounting profession.”

Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving 2,000 traditional aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851, by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers 37 undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

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