Students were trained by the IRS.

The U of M, Crookston Accounting Society and Ken Bulie, lecturer in accounting, have established a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site on the UMC campus.

The VITA/TCE site opened on March 1 and will reman open through Monday, April 15, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in 110M Sahlstrom Conference Center.

For more information, contact Ken Bulie at 218-281-8194 or
Through the VITA Program, IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation and tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

The TCE Program offers free tax help for all with priority assistance to people who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement issues unique to seniors.

An official from the Internal Revenue Service was on campus Feb. 27 to provide training to students who will offer volunteer income tax preparation services for individuals within the community.