Friday, March 5, 2010

Advice for students: Give it your best shot!

"Give it your best shot. All of the instructors are very helpful and understanding, if you take the time to talk to them." — June Anderson, accounting student

June had a career in restaurant management before coming to Edmonds Community College to make a change. She originally thought she might be interested in the college's Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counseling program in the Social and Human Services department, but then she discovered how much she loved her math classes.

"It's like solving puzzles," she said.

Now June is working on her two-year accounting degree. Her favorite classes have been "Anything to do with taxes whether it's payroll or federal income tax." She's volunteering this spring at the college's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site.

Get help with your taxes from June or another Internal Revenue Service certified accounting volunteer. VITA volunteers will prepare and e-file income tax returns for U.S. citizens and residents with incomes of less than $40,000. Confidential tax return preparation will be offered on a drop-in basis through March 11 and again, April 6-13 in Mountlake Terrace Hall 212 at Edmonds Community College. Assistance in several languages is available. See http://www.edcc.edu/acct/vita for drop-in times and information on what to bring with you to get your taxes done.