SUNY Oswego's student-driven Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, currently providing free tax-return services to local residents, recently earned perfect marks from an Internal Revenue Service field site visit.

Coordinated by Beta Alpha Psi, the honor society for accounting and finance students, the local VITA program received a 100 percent score of the Quality Site Requirements in its IRS field audit -- a very impressive accomplishment, SUNY Oswego Dean of Business Richard Skolnik said.

The program also received a commendation for being among the few sites this filing season showing an increase in return production, or accepted e-files, over last season, he added.

Additional VITA sessions that are free and available to members of the public include:

* Oswego County Office Building, 200 North 2nd St. in Fulton: Tuesdays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (through April 11)

* Hamilton Homes, 96 Hamilton St., Oswego: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6

* Rich Hall, SUNY Oswego: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (through April 8)

For more information on VITA tax sessions, call 315-312-2934 or email