BEMIDJI – BSU economics and accounting students volunteer their time and services as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program to offer free tax assistance.
The VITA program, which is practically this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, offers the assistance of people who generally earn $ 57,000 or less, the disabled, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers to create their own Tax returns need free tax assistance, said a publication.
Students who have completed the BSU’s Tax I course and passed the IRS certification tests are available from February 1 to April 15 to study additional faculty under the guidance of Jeffrey Everhart, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, and Sandra Kranz, Additional Faculty of Accounting to offer tax assistance.
These students use their tax knowledge to provide assistance to other students, including international students with special needs, as well as low-income and elderly people in the area who may or may not be familiar with tax law and filing requirements.
For more tax information, see the IRS website: www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers.