Sheridan Accounting Student Association hosts free virtual tax clinic
Sheridan students got their taxes done for free from March 22 to April 3, thanks to the efforts of the Sheridan Accounting Student Association (SASA).
The club hosted a virtual tax clinic that saw 18 CRA-trained and registered Accounting students complete taxes for approximately 80 students as part of Revenue Canada’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.
Kiran Grewal, professor of Accounting in PSB and faculty advisor for the SASA, thanks all the volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to help students complete their tax returns. She also commends the tremendous efforts and support from the SASA who helped plan the entire event.
“I loved the way the volunteers really helped each other with any questions that anyone of them had,” said Grewal.
The virtual tax clinic also won praise from Sheridan students, who said the SASA volunteers were helpful and made the process very easy.
Although this year’s tax clinic was virtual, the students made it work. The volunteers used video calls and a WhatsApp group chat to connect and ask one another questions and to provide support.
The SASA is made up of Accounting diploma and degree students focused on professional development and building community within their programs. Activities hosted by the SASA include a Transition to First Year event, a Linkedin mastery workshop, a CPA info session and Excel workshops.