Accounting students offer free tax return assistance

Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to residents of Bemidji for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The students are currently staffing free on-campus workshops Wednesday and Thursday afternoons until April 11 (with the exception of March 13 and 14, due to spring break). The workshops are open between 3 and 6 p.m. in Decker Hall, room 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.

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

Student tax assistants are listed below by hometown.

Bemidji|56619|Eran Young, senior, accounting
Benson|56215| Nicole Giese, senior, business administration
Crosslake|56442| Gregory Flohr, senior, accounting, business administration
Henderson|56044|Anthony DuFrane, senior, accounting
Lino Lakes|55014|Mallory Lowe, junior, accounting
Red Lake Falls|56750|Amanda Myhre, senior, mathematics