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VITA Mission Statement

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
freetaxhelp@uhd.edu

UHD-VITA MISSION STATEMENT

The University of Houston-Downtown Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (UHD – VITA) Program offers free tax help to low-to-moderate-income individuals (generally $73,000 and below for year 2022 tax filing season), to seniors, and to international students who cannot prepare their own federal income tax returns. We at the UHD – Virtual VITA Program seek to fulfill the needs of the citizens of Greater Houston and the surrounding community while fulfilling our academic calling.



SERVICE TO OUR STU​DENTS​

To prepare accurate federal income tax returns with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. ​






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SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS

To provide leadership, practical knowledge, field experience, teamwork, professionalism, to decode accounting; and, to discern, illuminate and clear educational blind-spots for the student population we serve. To show the importance of field experience, internships, and giving back to the community.​



SERVICE TO OUR UNIVERSITY AND TO OUR COLLEGE​

​To showcase the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown as a beacon for applied teaching, service learning and community engagement. 



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All UHD – VITA student volunteers and interns must undergo IRS Advanced training and certification in order to participate in the MDCOB UHD – VITA program.​

Last updated 2/8/2022 4:27 AM