More tax help given

Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 6:13pm

Students from the USU Eastern Business Department spent April 8 preparing and explaining income tax returns for individuals at Four Corners Mental Health. 

According to Henning Olsen, Ed.D., each year, a bus brings people wanting assistance with preparing their state and federal income taxes to the campus during tax season. 

In a professional manner, the business students prepare each return and take time to explain the process. Olsen is the VITA site coordinator at USU Eastern and believes this program makes a remarkable contribution to low-income individuals in the surrounding community free of charge. 

With one week remaining before the deadline, Olsen said the total dollar amount refund generated by the USU Eastern VITA site to our community is $250,000. “I was amazed how much money was returned to this community when I got the report from the IRS.”

The USU Eastern VITA site is now providing service to the community in its 31st year.

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