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2011-03-24

BSU students volunteer to help local residents with tax returns

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 24, 2011) — Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The students have staffed free workshops on campus each Wednesday and Thursday since February, and will continue the workshops through Thursday, April 14, in Decker Hall 14 on the Bemidji State campus.

The student volunteers use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements. The program not only offers free preparation, but also free e-filing for those who qualify.

A group of eight student volunteers also drove to Blackduck, Minn., on Saturday, March 19, at their own expense to donate their time for a four-hour free tax workshop for low-income and elderly taxpayers. The workshop was arranged by the Blackduck Community Resource Center.

For more information, please contact the Department of Accounting at (218) 755-2907.

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STUDENTS

BEMIDJI
56601| Kathleen Seelye, senior, accounting and business administration; also went on Blackduck trip.
56601| Daniel Balmer, junior, technology management; also went on Blackduck trip.
56601| Samantha Collins, senior, accounting; also went on Blackduck trip.
56601| Danielle Voorhees, senior, business administration.

MINNESOTA
AKELEY
56433| Lucas Chase, senior, accounting and business administration; also went on Blackduck trip.

ALBERTVILLE
55301| Lukas Barthel, senior, accounting and business administration; also went on Blackduck trip.

LONG PRAIRIE
56347| Jake Spandl, senior, business administration and accounting.

MENAHGA
56464| Jessica Cox, senior, accounting; also went on Blackduck trip.
56464| Kari Kessler, senior, accounting; also went on Blackduck trip.

NEW YORK MILLS
56567| Heather McCall, senior, business administration.

SOUTH HAVEN
55382| Lisa Morris, senior, accounting and business administration; also went on Blackduck trip.

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