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Taxing job: Professor, student help

March 26, 2012

A UW-Stout professor and one of his students hope to make tax filing a little less stressful for some local taxpayers. The income tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17.

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.

“For us, these aren’t difficult tax returns to prepare, but for these people they are complex,” Kryshak said, noting U.S. tax regulations. “To be accurate you have to know the rules, and they change often.”

Residents and students who believe they qualify for help from Kryshak should bring their tax information to room 255 of Jarvis Hall Technology Wing from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays March 27, April 3 and April 10 and Thursdays March 29, April 5 and April 12.

Kryshak and the student will use computer software to prepare the returns, which usually are completed and ready for filing in about a week.

The tax service, part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, has been offered on campus for about 30 years.

For more information, contact Kryshak at 715-232-1190 or kryshakb@uwstout.edu.

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