The Accounting Lab is one resource no student should pass up. Located on the third floor Rasmuson Hall (RH310), the lab is staffed by volunteer tutors who are available to assist students throughout the semester.*
To foster better learning and encourage student involvement, the lab has not been designated a quiet study area. Instead, it is designed to offer comprehensive learning outside the classroom. While our main purpose is to aid students with their accounting studies, our tutors have been through the "system" and can offer advice on any number of classes.
*Tutors may not be available during all open hours.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.)
Want an opportunity to learn about income tax accounting? How about a chance to fly around the state on someone else’s ticket? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) program is a volunteer income tax preparation service sponsored by the Alaska Business Development Center, the IRS, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Each spring semester students from UAA and other participating universities around the country are provided an opportunity to learn more about tax preparation. In addition to gaining valuable tax experience, students are also afforded an opportunity to observe village life throughout the state of Alaska.
Earn upper division credit, while making a difference in the lives of Alaskans. V.I.T.A participants are required to have successfully completed at least one prerequisite tax course (either Acct 210 or Acct 310 at UAA), in addition to pass the Volunteer Return Preparation Program exam before starting the course.
For those individuals who want to participate but cannot leave the Anchorage area, the V.I.T.A. program additionally offers free tax preparation services on the UAA campus.
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