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Through Financial Education

January 20, 2022

Preparing for the 2021 tax year!

Do You qualify for free tax preparation using the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program?  Generally, if your annual income is below $58,000 you will qualify.  There are a few tax situations we cannot help with.  Check here before making an appointment: Out of Scope Summary TY2021 .

Masters of Coin will operate three VITA sites at Scottsdale Community College, Via Linda Senior Center, and Desert Foothills Library.  These sites should open the end of January or first of February.  Click here to learn how to schedule an appointment.

Once you have your appointment scheduled, you can save time by filling out the tax questionnaire before coming to your appointment.  That questionnaire can be downloaded here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f13614c.pdf

We will also offer free access to the tax preparation software we use and provide remote assistance through phone, e-mail, or video chat. Stay tuned for more!

Quickbooks Training

New entrepreneurs will learn how to set up accounting records to comply with tax laws.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)

Low income and elderly individuals will receive help with income tax preparation.

Campaign Finance Training

Aspiring political candidates will learn how to comply with campaign finance laws and reporting.

Who We Serve

LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS & SENIORS

Through our VITA program, we help you through your personal tax filings no matter what has happened in the past.

ENTREPRENUERS & START UPS

We’ll get your small or medium business off to a great start with tax record setup and training through Quick Books online.

POLITICAL CANDIDATES

Our expert guidance on campaign finance will ensure you stay within the legal guidelines and proper reporting for a smooth run.

It was a pleasure to participate as a VITA volunteer!  Originally I thought it was a great opportunity to give back to the community. However through the tax preparation volunteer works, I realized that by “giving”, I am actually “taking” because of the satisfaction helping others. Especially helping the people who work really hard to support themselves.

MASTERS WITH PASSION

OUR STORY

Jim Simpson, PhD, CPA recently retired as a Professor of Computer Information Systems and Accounting at Scottsdale Community College. He and a dedicated group of VITA volunteers started Masters of Coin to bring together the many volunteers who have helped make the SCC VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program such a success and expand the reach to help people become better citizens through financial education.

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