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Get help with your income tax return – – For Free!

Accounting and Finance students are trained to help you with your taxes!

Accounting and Finance students are trained to help you with your taxes!

Tax crunch time is upon us and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is here to help! This program provides FREE income tax preparation assistance at no cost for US students and members of the community who could not otherwise afford the services of a CPA tax professional.

The Volunteer Income Tax Program has been offered on the Michigan Tech’s campus for over 20 years. Tax forms are prepared by accounting and finance students who have complete a semester tax course and a special training seminar. Students volunteer their time and talent for this community service program. Last year over 50 students and community members benefited from this service.

Attend a Session

No appointment is necessary to receive assistance just go to the Academic Office Building, room G010-D the Tidwell Center Conference Room, during one of the session times listed below.

Wednesday: 12 – 4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 – 2 pm

Bring your W-2′s, form 1099’s, 1098T’s, etc., to one of our sessions. Also bring a copy of last year’s tax return, if possible.

Volunteer sessions will be offered each week from now until, Thursday April 11, 2013.

For more information contact:

Joel Tuoriniemi, jctuorin@mtu.edu, 487-1877 or

Anne Warrington, acwarrin@mtu.edu, 487-1733

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Goltz and Tuoriniemi published in Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy

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Professor Sonia Goltz and Assistant Professor Joel Tuoriniemi, both of the School of Business and Economics, were coauthors, with colleagues, of a paper, “Applying Indices Post-Grutter to Monitor Progress Toward Attaining a Diverse Student Body,” published in Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy.

To read the paper, please visit the following link: http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njlsp/vol7/iss2/5/

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RateMyProfessor.com ranks SBE Faculty Member 16th in the Nation

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Joel Tuoriniemi, Assistant Professor of Business Law, was ranked 16th in RateMyProfessor.com’s first ever rating of all US college teachers. Millions of college students grade their professors on RateMyProfessors every semester for their easiness, helpfulness, and clarity on a scale of 1 (poor quality) to 5 (good quality). Tuoriniemi’s average scores for helpfulness and clarity were 5.0 despite a lower (3.9) average for easiness.

Tuoriniemi, who was recently appointed as an assistant professor of business law, joined the SBE faculty in 2002 as a lecturer. He holds a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University and received the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003 and the School of Business and Economics Teaching Award in 2006, and was nominated for the University’s Innovative Teaching Award in 2006.

Sample comments from his students on RateMyProfessor.com include:

“One of Tech’s best teachers, and a great asset to the SBE. He tells good stories which actually relate to the material and does a great job of maintaining your interest.”

“Had him for Accounting, Business Law, and Intellectual Property Law. The best –.hands down. Tells hilarious stories and what ifs that relate to the material so you absorb things better.”

“Awesome Professor. Great Guy. He keeps classes entertaining and informative. He’s the best professor I’ve had!”

“He’s an awesome teacher. He doesn’t just teach the material but shows how you can relate it to real life situations. He makes himself very available to your needs. Take his classes. Also, he has fun stories”

“Best professor at MTU!!”

“Best college teacher ever.”

“One of the best teachers at MTU. If more faculty were like him, students would WANT to go to school! He makes class fun and gets you thinking ‘real worldish’. Makes you work but you actually learn stuff that will help in the future!”

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