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Free Income Tax Assistance Available at SUNY Canton

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

SUNY CantonStudents and faculty from SUNY Canton’s Accounting and Business programs will be helping individuals and families file their tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The college’s Financial Literacy Center and the School of Business and Liberal Arts sponsor the program as a service to those who cannot afford to visit an accountant or are unable to prepare their taxes on their own. The free tax assistance will be available by appointment between Feb. 1 and April 14 in SUNY Canton’s Accounting, Business and Finance Center in Cook Hall Room 100.

The VITA program allows trained student volunteers, under the supervision of tax certified faculty members, to apply their tax preparation skills and to help teach individuals how to correctly prepare their own taxes. Students can help those who have trouble filing their taxes, have not filed taxes before, or simply have tax-related questions. The free service is offered to both SUNY Canton students and income-qualified community members.

For more information please visit the SUNY Canton VITA webpage. To schedule an appointment, contact the School of Business and Liberal Arts by phone at (315) 386-7328.

SUNY Canton has participated in the VITA program for more than 10 years.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Income Tax Assistance Available at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

SUNY CantonStudents and faculty from the SUNY Canton Accounting program will be helping individuals and families file their tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance  (VITA) program. The college’s School of Business and Liberal Arts sponsors this program as a service to those who cannot afford to visit an accountant or are unable to prepare their taxes on their own.

Free tax assistance will be available by appointment Monday, Feb. 1, through April 14 in SUNY Canton’s Accounting, Business and Finance Center in Cook Hall Room 100.

The VITA program allows student volunteers to increase their tax preparation skills and to help teach individuals how to correctly prepare their own taxes. Students can help those who have trouble filing their taxes, have not filed taxes or simply have tax-related questions. The service is offered to SUNY Canton students and members of the community, but there is a qualifying income bracket to participate in the program. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Assistant Professor Brian R. Trill by phone, (315) 379-3916 or by email, trillb@canton.edu.

Required items include Social Security cards, photo identification, all W-2 forms and any other income documents, unemployment compensation (Form 1099G), interest or dividend income (form 1099INT and 1099DIV), and last year’s New York State and Federal Tax Returns.

SUNY Canton has participated in the VITA Program for more than 10 years.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and SUNY Canton Partner to Promote Financial Literacy in the North Country

Friday, September 4th, 2015

A $10,000 gift from the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union will allow SUNY canton to establish a financial literacy center to help students, credit union members and the larger North Country community.

The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has donated $10,000 to help establish a financial literacy center on the SUNY Canton campus. The Center will be located in the SUNY Canton Accounting, Business and Finance Center and will serve as a local resource for no-cost financial education and counseling services.

Pictured are (L to R) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager, Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit union executives donated funding to create a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton.

Pictured are (L to R) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager, Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit union executives donated funding to create a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton.

“We would like to thank the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union for their generosity in helping to promote better financial literacy for North Country residents,” said Jondavid S. Delong, dean of the school of business and liberal arts. “We are excited to be working with SLFCU to assist students and the community.”

SUNY Canton will use the funding to help the Northern New York community by providing seminars on a range of basic personal finance topics, including budgeting, family money skills, managing debt, smart purchasing and living decisions, taxes, and planning for, and financing, both higher education and retirement.  Current SUNY Canton students in business related majors will receive specialized training to assist educators in providing these services to the community.

“St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is happy to support SUNY Canton in establishing the much needed financial literacy center and look forward to watching this become a successful endeavor for financial literacy within the North Country,” said Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO.

The Center will also leverage SUNY Canton’s existing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, its Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its legal assistance partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to help identify and serve the needs of individuals for financial education services.

 

About St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is a member owned financial services provider with locations in Ogdensburg and Canton that offers membership to persons employed, residing or attending school within St. Lawrence County, including members of their immediate families. Its goal is to provide the highest level of personal financial services in a friendly, professional manner.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service.  Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division

Free Tax Assistance Available Feb. 2 through April 14 at SUNY Canton

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

SUNY CantonStudents and faculty members from the SUNY Canton Accounting program will be helping individuals and families file their taxes.

For the 10th year, the college will be participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Students volunteer to increase their tax preparation skills and to help teach individuals how to correctly prepare their own taxes. The service is offered free-of-charge to SUNY Canton students and the community. There is a qualifying income bracket to participate in the program.

Tax returns will be processed by appointment beginning Feb. 2 and ending on April 14 in Cook Hall Room 100. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Assistant Professor Brian R. Trill, Ph.D., by phone, (315) 379-3916 or by email, trillb@canton.edu.

Required items include Social Security cards, photo identification, all W-2 forms and any other income documents, unemployment compensation (Form 1099G), interest or dividend income (form 1099INT and 1099DIV), and last year’s New York State and Federal Tax Returns.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Tax Preparation Assistance Available Through April 14 at SUNY Canton

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton accounting students will volunteer their time to help qualifying individuals and families file their taxes for free.

Students from the College work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to increase their tax preparation skills and teach community members how to correctly file their own personal taxes in the future. The Internal Revenue Service sponsors the VITA program. Although this service is free to students, and open to the public, the qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS.

Required items include Social Security cards, photo identification, all W-2’s and any other income documents, unemployment compensation (Form 1099G), interest or dividend income (form 1099INT and 1099DIV), and last year’s NY State and Federal Tax Returns.

Sessions are available from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Feb. 10 until April 1 (excluding the week of March 10) in Wicks Hall Room 031. Appointments are required for this service.

For more information, contact Brian R. Trill, Ph.D., at trillb@canton.edu. To schedule an appointment, call (315) 379-3916.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Tax Preparation Assistance Available through April 4 at SUNY Canton

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton Accounting students are volunteering to help qualifying individuals and families file their taxes for free.

Several students are offering free tax preparation assistance as part of their Accounting coursework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 4 in Cook Hall Room 116. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Students from the College work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to increase their own tax preparation skills and to teach community members how to correctly file their own personal taxes in the future. The Internal Revenue Service sponsors the VITA program. Although this service is free and open to the public, the qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS.

For more information, contact Accounting Instructor Bei Huang at huangb@canton.edu.To schedule an appointment, call (315) 386-7979.

Tax Assistance Available through April 6 at SUNY Canton

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

SUNY Canton students are offering free tax preparation assistance as part of their accounting coursework.

Sessions are available on from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays through April 6 in Payson Hall Room 208. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Student preparing taxes.

“It’s the seventh year that students and faculty members have worked with the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families prepare their taxes,” said Peggy J. Jenkins, an assistant professor in the accounting program. “Our students are fully qualified and certified by the IRS to do this work and enjoy helping members of the community with this necessary service.”

The qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS. Students from the College serve as VITA volunteers to increase their own tax preparation skills and, in turn, teach community members how to correctly file their own taxes for the future.

For more information, contact jenkinsp@canton.edu or call (315) 386-7979

Last year, SUNY Canton’s 2011 graduates recognized Jenkins with the Northstar award for helping orchestrate this valuable service. It is one of the highest forms of recognition bestowed to a faculty or staff member and completely determined by members of the student body.

 

SUNY Canton Students Offer Free Tax Return Assistance

Monday, March 14th, 2011

SUNY Canton accounting students are getting hands-on work experience that will benefit the North Country community this tax season.

For the sixth straight year, students will be working with the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families prepare their taxes.

Alyssa Jatsenti types on a laptop.

The qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS. Students from the College serve as VITA volunteers to increase their own tax preparation skills and teach community members how to file their own taxes.

“People we’ve helped come back year after year and entrust our students with this confidential information and can attest to their professionalism,” said Peggy J. Jenkins, assistant professor of accounting at SUNY Canton. “Our students are fully qualified and certified by the IRS to do this work and enjoy helping members of the community and giving back in this simple but critical way.”

Sessions are being held on SUNY Canton’s campus in Payson Hall Room 208 when the College is in session. Student volunteers are available through April 8th at the following times:

  • Tuesdays – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays – 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

Appointments are strongly encouraged and are required for military and foreign student returns.

Individuals or families needing assistance must bring all W2 forms, the previous year’s tax returns and all other pertinent documents with them at the time of their appointment. For more information, contact Jenkins at jenkinsp@canton.edu or call (315) 386-7979.

SUNY Canton Volunteer Tax Prep Services Expand Off Campus

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

SUNY Canton Accounting students will be offering free tax return preparation for the community and have expanded to off-campus locations in Canton and Massena.

For the fifth straight year, students will be working with the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families prepare their taxes.

Alissa Jatsenti

Alissa Jatsenti, a 2009 SUNY Canton Accounting graduate from Canton, helps Nursing Professor Emeritus Mary Jane Doelger prepare her taxes as part of the VITA Program.

The qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS. Students from SUNY Canton serve as VITA volunteers to increase their own tax preparation skills and help community members learn to file their own taxes.

“We emphasize confidentiality and require a high-level of professionalism,” said Assistant Professor of Accounting Peggy J. Jenkins. “Our fully-qualified and IRS certified students have practiced their preparation skills and are ready to help. We are offering our services at more locations with the hopes of helping more people than ever before.”

Peggy Jenkins reviews tax info with students.

Caitlyn Coelho, an Accounting major from Ogdensburg, and Assistant Professor of Accounting Peggy Jenkins help Amado Menna, an Information Technology major from the Bronx, prepare his taxes at SUNY Canton.

Student volunteers will be available when the college is in session in Payson Hall Room 208 until April 8th at the following times:

  • Mondays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Assistance will also be available off campus from:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, and Friday, March 5, at the One-Stop Career Center in Canton.
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and Friday, March 12, at the Massena Unemployment Office.

Appointments are strongly encouraged and are required for military and foreign student returns.

Individuals or families who would like assistance must bring all W2 forms, the previous year’s tax returns and all other pertinent documents with them at the time of their appointment. For more information, contact Jenkins at jenkinsp@canton.edu or call (315) 386-7979.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


2009 SUNY Canton Graduate Snaps Up Awards for Excellent Imagery

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Alissa Jatsenti has a mind for numbers and an eye for photography.

Alissa Jatsenti's untitled-floral photograph was included in the Best of SUNY Exhibit in Albany.

Alissa Jatsenti's untitled-floral photograph was included in the Best of SUNY Exhibit in Albany.

The 2009 SUNY Canton graduate has won several awards for her academic excellence within the college’s Accounting program, and has begun picking up more recognitions for her keen creativity.

One of Jatsenti’s photographs was recently selected for the Best of SUNY Exhibit, which runs until September 25 at the SUNY Plaza in Albany. The State University of New York judges selected one of her colorful floral creations, which is representative of her ongoing series of macro, or close-up images.

Alissa Jatsenti's “Golden Fields” photo won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest in March.

Alissa Jatsenti's “Golden Fields” photo won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest in March.

“Some of my macro work combines abstract or an ‘out-in-the-space’ feel,” she said. “It is somewhat challenging to take these photographs, but the results are almost always amazing. Each flower is so different, and it is thrilling to see each one’s personality and defining characteristics.”

Jatsenti also won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest in March with her photo “Golden Fields” The St. Lawrence Land trust owns a group page on www.flickr.com that allows area photographers to contribute and display their images. Jatsenti became involved with the group and encouraged her peer photographers in the Graphic and Multi-Media Design courses to contribute their work.

According to Business and Liberal Arts Dean Linda A. Heilman, “Our students can opt to engage in cross-curricular studies between business and the arts, leading to a very well-rounded education.”

Jatsenti immigrated to the North Country after graduating from high school in her hometown of Tallinn, Estonia, and now resides in Canton. She was a student leader in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, a Clarkson Transfer scholarship, and an American Association of University Women scholarship this year.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.