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Accounting students assist taxpayers through VITA

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State will again be offering tax preparation services free of charge to individuals earning less than $52,000 a year, elderly individuals, military members, and tax payers with small businesses that meet certain guidelines, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

VITA was originally created by the Internal Revenue Service to assist low-income tax payers in properly filling out and filing their tax forms.

“Taxes can be so complicated,” said Nicole Wald, VITA program director and MSU instructor. “For people who don’t have a lot of income they shouldn’t have to spend money to pay their taxes. VITA provides a way for those individuals to meet their tax obligation.”

All tax preparation work will be completed by fully-trained accounting students. This year nine MSU students are participating in the program.

Services will be offered every Monday starting Feb. 5 until Saturday, April 7. Hours of operation are Mondays from 3:30-7:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling (701) 858-3122.

Potential clients are reminded to bring all necessary documentation to their tax appointment.

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

Published: 02/06/18

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