Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In 1970, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) introduced the short form for taxpayers to use when filing their income tax. To assist taxpayers, the IRS established the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which allowed civic organizations, religious groups, and community action groups to offer volunteer assistance. In 1973, Fullerton College, along with three other Orange County colleges, offered classroom credit to students who took the IRS training course and worked as volunteers in the community. Students taking the course completed 20 hours of classroom work and 30 hours of volunteer service. For all of its hard work, the Business Division was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the IRS. Showing off the Certificate (left to right) are instructors Charles Zincke, Edward Stumpf, and President John W. Casey. Fullerton College offered a number of tax preparation courses, including Income Tax Procedure I and II and Tax Preparation for Practitioners.
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