Accounting Students Prepare for Tax Season

Accounting students prepare for tax season
January 26, 2018

College of Western Idaho (CWI) students from Assistant Professor, Joe Welker’s, ACCT 251 class welcomed guest lecturer, Randy Tilley, to campus on Monday, Jan. 22. Tilley, the division administrator of the Audit Division for the Idaho State Tax Commission, lectured on important changes to the Idaho tax code for the 2017 tax filing season. Additionally, he discussed frequently made mistakes and ways to avoid pitfalls on the Idaho tax return. Tilley got a good laugh out of the group when he reminded everyone that reading the instructions was the best way to be successful during tax season!

The lecture was especially valuable as students from the class will also participate in the College’s annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this semester. Beginning Jan. 29, students will be filing individual income taxes at no charge for fellow students and the community.

Services are available on the following dates and times through the 2017 tax season:

Mondays:  1-3 p.m. / Nampa Campus Academic Building, Room 201
Wednesdays:  4-6 p.m. / Ada County Campus Pintail Building, Room 1205

Over the past six years, CWI students have helped individuals save hundreds of thousands of dollars in preparation fees! Those with an annual income of $54,000 or less qualify for this free service. All are encouraged to stop by for tax assistance from one of our highly-skilled preparers!