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Free Tax Preparation Offered by Mount Marty Accounting Students


Published Date1\25\2011
For the 17th year, Mount Marty College students will assist members of the community with preparing their individual tax returns without charge. Students enrolled in the tax clinic course will help prepare required federal and state tax returns for low-income clients. The students will meet with each client for an initial interview then prepare the necessary tax returns. A second, short appointment will be conducted with each client to go over the results of the tax returns before filing. If a client is determined to require more advanced tax services, they will be asked to seek a professional tax preparer.

Each tax return will go through a verification process to ensure accuracy before being returned to the client for filing. At the conclusion of the tax return preparation process, the client will be given a paper return to mail to the Internal Revenue Service along with a full and complete copy for their personal records. No data relative to any tax returns will be maintained by Mount Marty College or the students providing this service.

Those interested in taking advantage of this free service should email taxprep@mtmc.edu to indicate their interest and schedule an appointment. Those without Internet access may call Mount Marty College at 605-668-1011. Appointments will be scheduled on Mondays from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., and Fridays from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.