VITA is a volunteer organization that provides income tax return assistance and preparation at no cost to taxpayers! VITA is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and is organized by professionals and students across the United States.
At Michigan State University, our dedicated student volunteers help low-income individuals and families in the Greater Lansing area complete federal, state, local, and/or foreign tax forms. We provide valuable career-related experience as well as outstanding volunteer experience that provides relief to the Greater Lansing community. The MSU VITA training program produces high-quality tax preparers and allows volunteers to gain client service experience by engaging with clients in a friendly and professional manner. While MSU VITA is particulary attractive to accounting majors looking to gain tax preparation experience, all majors are welcome to get involved and will find our program to be extremely rewarding. Additionally, employers know what MSU VITA is, which makes involvement in MSU VITA a wonderful resume addition!
Meet the Executive Board!
Kayla Zrepskey - President
Hi Everyone! My name is Kayla Zrepskey, and I am a senior at Michigan State University studying finance. This will be my third year volunteering with VITA and my second year on the executive board. VITA has given me an avenue to give back to the community, as well as further develop my professional skills. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, trying new foods, and spending time outside. I am looking forward to meeting you all and feel free to reach out with any questions.
Chloe McKenzie - Director of Communications
Hi everyone! My name is Chloe McKenzie, and I am a Junior at Michigan State University majoring in Accounting. This will be my third year with VITA and second year on the executive board. I joined VITA to gain exposure to the tax side of Accounting. Once I started volunteering, I enjoyed working with all the clients at VITA and loved learning from all the hands-on experience. In my free time, I love to run, kayak, read, and hangout with friends. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out, and I look forward to meeting all of you.
Akhil Aswani- Foreign Student Tax Director
Hi everyone! My name is Akhil Aswani and I’m a junior studying accounting. This is my second year with VITA and first year on the E-Board. I am glad to be a part of VITA because it helps me give back to the community I live in and to gain experience in a related field. In my leisure time, I enjoy playing soccer and video games. I’m excited to work the upcoming tax season with you all! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.
Dana Scheuer - Recruiting Director
Hello! My name is Dana Scheuer, and I am the Recruiting Director for MSU VITA. This will be my second year volunteering with VITA and my first on the executive board. I am currently studying accounting at MSU and am passionate about volunteering with this group. I am here to help if you have any questions, and look forward to meeting you soon!