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A UW-Stout professor and two of his students hope to make tax filing a little less stressful for some local taxpayers.
Bill Kryshak, an associate professor of business who teaches the Income Tax Accounting class, will again offer free tax preparation for low-income and elderly residents and students.
"People need help as the laws are constantly changing so our service is to try to be there for them," Kryshak said. "Many times students and the elderly are intimidated by the forms they receive or things they hear. We try to eliminate the worry."
Local residents and students who believe they qualify for help should bring their tax information to room 255 of Jarvis Hall Technology Wing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays March 5, March 12, March 26, April 2 and April 9 and Thursdays March 6, March 13, March 27, April 3 and April 10.
Jarvis Hall is at 410 10th Ave. E. Parking in UW-Stout lots is free after 4 p.m.
The income tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 15.
Kryshak and the students will use computer software to prepare the returns, which usually are completed and ready for filing in about a week.
The student volunteers are Ryan Amans, of Eau Claire, and Clint Schmidt, of Albert Lea, Minn.
The tax service has been offered on campus for about 30 years.
For more information, contact Kryshak at 715-232-1190.