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BSU accounting students to offer free tax services

BEMIDJI -- BSU business and accounting students are volunteering their time and services as a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students who have completed BSU's Tax I course and passed IRS certification tests are offering free tax assistance each week on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 3 to 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall Room 250. Sessions will be held up to and including April 12, with the exception of March 14 and 15, which fall during the university's spring break.

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.

The IRS has a web page explaining what people should bring with them to a VITA session (