Students Providing Free Help With Tax Returns at Annual VITA Program

Students are volunteering their time and services as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Bemidji State University.

Students who have completed the Tax I course and passed IRS certification tests are offering free tax assistance each week on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. through April 14. These students use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special requirements, and to low-income and elderly individuals in the area who may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with tax law and filing requirements.

About VITA
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Bemidji |56601| Theron Granbois, senior; business administration, accounting
Bemidji |56601| Dallas Moren, senior; accounting, business administration
Bemidji |56601| John Forseth, senior; accounting, liberal education
Bemidji |56601| Katryna Heisler, senior; accounting, business administration

Albany |56307| Anna Rausch, senior; accounting, business administration
Becker |55308| Kaitlin Garding, senior; business administration, accounting
Scandia |55073| Erikka Bildeaux, senior; business administration, Spanish

South Dakota
Pierre |57501| Joseph Tetzlaff, senior; business administration