Buchholz High School Students Preparing Taxes, Some are Surprised
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA - It's a cringeworthy task for most adults, so now some students are at the helm preparing taxes for people around North Central Florida.
Students in the Buchholz High School's Academy of Finance have taken on the task of learning and passing volunteer tax preparer tests so they can crunch numbers for the adults.
Too young to actually file taxes themselves, one ninth grader tells us...there's nothing for adults to be afraid of.
Emily Galambos, 9th grade: "I think its important because we have to grow up and we have to do our own taxes eventually and we're going to need to know these skills in life and you don't want to be an adult and still afraid of doing your taxes I think thats a benefit of being in the academy."
The students work with the VITA program provided by the United Way and they offer the classes every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Buchholz High.
You can put the kids to work by making an appointment. Information can be found on The United Way's website: http://www.unitedwayncfl.org/vita
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