Spokane-area accounting students helped generate more than $1 million in tax refunds for Spokane-area residents this year.
They were part of a United Way volunteer effort that also included IRS officials, according to Gonzaga University. Nearly 60 Gonzaga students participated, along with students from Eastern Washington and Whitworth universities.
The volunteers helped file 813 tax returns that generated about $1.08 million in refunds, the university said.
Students attended two days of training and had to pass a certification exam before being able to participate in the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.