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ACTG 175 Volunteer Income Tax Preparation

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Course Description

Preparation of Federal and California income tax returns and use of tax preparation software. Topics include Capital Gains and Losses, Business Income and Expenses, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, filing status, dependency exemptions, basic deductions, and adjustments. Students serve in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and prepare income tax returns for qualifying individuals at no cost. Skyline VITA volunteers receive 32 hours of instruction and prepare income tax returns for 24 hours at the Skyline VITA site.

Units: 2.5
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
  • Total Student Learning hours/semester: 120-135
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU