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Accounting student presents tax research

August 16, 2010, Whitney Schaefer

${image-alt} Diamond Garner

Diamond Garner, a junior in Accounting, presented her research project on July 9, 2010 at the 7th Annual McNair/ILSAMP Research Institute Research Symposium in Guyon Auditorium. Garner was one of the 11 McNair Scholars. Her work titled “Determinant of Paid Tax Preparer Usage” addresses the use of paid tax-preparers by looking at multiple tax return and demographic variables.

Through her research, Garner discovered that paid-preparer usage has a positive relationship with average adjusted gross income (AGI), Schedule C’s, earned income tax credit (EITC), number of tax refunds, population, taxpayer age 65 or older, and household size. Mentoring her through this research is Ramon Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Accounting.

As the only McNair Scholar in the College of Business, we are proud of all of the hard work she has accomplished.