Tax season is in full swing and can often be a stressful time for many who are unsure of how to organize and file their paperwork. In order to help students, understand the confusing world of taxes, Humber Ignite is holding a month of free tax clinics from March 25 until April 25.
The programs will also allow Aboriginal students and students with disabilities specialized help with their taxes as well because these students are often eligible for different tax returns.
Humber is offering the seminars for free.
“The idea for the seminars happened organically,” explains Humber North Ignite vice-president Jeremy Largo-Afonso. “We noticed a lack of financial literacy in students, so we started the program to help them out and teach them about taxes.”
The seminars will be one-on-one meetings between students and trained accounting students who are attending Humber. They will be held at both the Lakeshore and North campuses
“I think it’s great that the school is doing this for students,” says 4th year student Amy Wright. “I don’t know how to do my taxes at all.”
The seminars have proven to be popular among the student body over the five years the school has held them. The first week of meetings are already fully booked with the other weeks filling up quickly as well.
“It’s been extremely popular and the feedback we’ve gotten is really positive,” says Largo-Afonso. “Students have really gotten involved in learning how to be financially literate and take responsibility for their taxes.”
Students looking to sign up for a clinic appointment can do so on the Humber Ignite website or through financial services. Students can book their appointment online at this link.