Bishop Eustace students help individuals prepare tax returns

In the fall of 2012, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, was invited to partner with Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Camden to offer tax preparation assistance to low income and elderly people living in poverty situations. Six juniors agreed to pilot the program and successfully completed the tax season. As seniors they returned this year and were joined by nine juniors.
The training was extensive and consisted of two components. First the students earned basic certification by completing an interactive e-learning tool with lessons that included tax topics, case studies, and interview simulations. Next students attended in-person training sessions with an IRS representative.
From February to April, these students prepared tax returns for clients at pre-scheduled appointments held at the Catholic Charities office in Camden.
The following students were commended for their participation: John Brown, Matt Cairoli, Savik Dhawan, Nicholas DiGilio, Brennan Edel, James McLaughlin, Tyler Myles, Sean Napier, David Osuch, Vincent Purcell, Emily Quinn, Nicholas Ragusa, Shawn Roche, Francesco Scaturro and Praveen Vulimiri.

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