Campus: Cal Poly, Pomona -- June 7, 2000

Duarte Resident And Cal Poly Pomona Accounting Student Wins First Place At National Tax Paper Competition

For the third consecutive year, a Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate accounting student has taken home the top prize at a national competition hosted by a big 5 CPA firm. Officials at the Tau Alpha Chi and KPMG National Tax Paper Competition recognized the accomplishments of Jason Huitrado, a resident of Duarte, on May 12.

"The reviewers said that Jason's paper was better than many of the graduate papers they looked at," said Glenda Brock, professor of accounting at Cal Poly Pomona. "Cal Poly Pomona has some great accounting students and they continue to shine at these national competitions."

Huitrado, a graduating senior, takes home a plaque and a $1,500 scholarship; Cal Poly Pomona receives a plaque and a $500 award.

"I've always enjoyed accounting and writing immensely," said Huitrado. "It is a great honor to be recognized for a piece of work that encompasses the two together."

Huitrado's award-winning paper, titled "Limits on Adjusted Gross Income and Its Affect on the HOPE and Lifetime Learning Credits," addressed how an incentive that is designed for middle income taxpayers discriminates unfairly against upper income taxpayers.

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