Detroit City Council recognizes Accounting Aid Society, Wayne State University for collaborative tax season performance

The Detroit City Council has acknowledged Wayne State University and the Accouting Aid Society for their performance during the 2019 tax season. 52 students and alumni from Wayne State’s Mike Ilitch School of Business collaborated with the Accounting Aid Society to put in more than 1,100 volunteer hours to help low-income Detroiters receive an estimated $1.4 million returned to the community from the IRS.

From the start, a friendly competition commenced among volunteers wherein the person who logged the most hours would receive a prize. WSU accounting major Sara Rakipi logged over 70 hours of volunteer time—almost two full weeks of work—helping Detroiters earn hundreds of thousands in refunds, earning her two tickets to the Detroit Tigers Opening Day game April 4. Rakipi also clocked over 30 hours more than the second-place volunteer.

To learn more, read our original announcement about the 2019 volunteer efforts.