Income Tax Clinic

General Information
Overall mission:

The USC Income Tax portfolio emphasizes personal finance services and education for students, by students.

How you accomplish:

Currently, there is no official service or initiative to help students on campus with matters related to personal finance services and education. The Income Tax portfolio aims to create the first movement towards on-campus financial literacy initiatives, and ultimately become the go-to institution for students seeking persona finance services and education. Through strong corporate partnerships and phenomenal faculty and campus-wide support, the Income Tax will be a campus-wise initiative beyond just the annual Tax Clinic. It is imperative to us that the student voice and needs be met. Continuous engagement with the student population is at the core of our plans. This will continuously be seen through the development of additional initiatives and projects that will provide students with services and resources about a wide array of topics, in a multitude of accessible forms.

Engage students on campus:

The Income Tax portfolio develops strong ties with the diverse student population on campus. Our principle resource is the free clinic offered each year during March that allows students and people in the London community with free taxation services. Income Tax also provides unique student development opportunities in the ways that the students on committee can practice their skills of event organization. In addition, we typically hire around 100 student volunteers that serve as tax analysts during the clinic. This provides ambitious students interested in accounting and personal finance the premiere opportunity to take part in real-life taxation services and handle clients. Not only is collaboration important with the committee members and volunteer analysts, we actively hold partnerships with numerous other organizations and clubs on campus, and in the Ontario community. The inter-disciplinary student collaboration is unique to only the Income Tax portfolio, as we have many groups of students all working in one space, towards one vision.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Income Tax Coordinator at incometax@westernusc.ca

 

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