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A Good Return

Posted in: Accounting & Finance, Feliciano School of Business

Feliciano School of Business students demonstrated their commitment to helping local communities during this year’s tax filing season. Eight students and three alumni members volunteered more than 650 hours at United Way of Passaic County (UWPC) to prepare federal tax returns at no charge. They donated their expertise under the VITA program, an IRS initiative that helps low-to-moderate income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other underserved groups. The Feliciano team prepared approximately 350 of the 1,003 returns processed and quality reviewed around 250.

Two other students, Jennifer Cortes and Yusef Abufasha, were paid VITA Site Coordinators. Cortes, a volunteer with UWPC since high school, was previously awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Inaugurated in 2003, the award recognizes those making their communities a better place. UWPC has nominated the entire group of volunteers for the award in 2024—emblematic of the students’ positive return for their neighbors.