Winona State University Accounting Professor Richard Schneider and a group of accounting students are volunteering their time to provide free income tax assistance to low income individuals and families.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists taxpayers in preparing their tax returns through appointments in WSU's Maxwell Hall, Room 147.
The office is open Wednesdays through Saturdays by appointment beginning Saturday, Jan. 29. VITA students are available to assist taxpayers with appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 3-7 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The office will be closed for spring break, March 11-19, and will reopen Wednesday, March 23.
To qualify for the services, a single person must earn a total income of $18,000 or less. A family with two individuals may earn a total income of $25,000 or less, and a family with more than two individuals may earn a total income of $28,000 or less to receive VITA services. Dependents must earn $8,000 or less.
For an appointment or for more information, contact the WSU VITA office at 507-457-2433.