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LC State students offer free tax return assistance

LC State News

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College Business & Computer Science Division students are offering free assistance with 2022 tax returns to help Lewiston-Clarkston Valley residents who cannot afford to pay for help with their returns.

Assistance will available on Mondays starting on Feb. 6 and running through April 10 at 5-7 p.m. in Thomas Jefferson Hall, Room 8, on the LC State campus. Those seeking help will need to bring all of their tax documents, such as their W-2, 1098, and 1099 forms, along with their tax ID number. A photo ID is required. No appointment is necessary for tax help.

The students are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which is an Idaho state-run program that is sponsored through the IRS. The students are trained in using material from the IRS, including IRS software, to complete tax forms. The students went through LC State professor Randy Eriksen’s tax course prior to this semester. The students then take part in an IRS clinic and pass the beginners, intermediate and advanced IRS-sponsored exams.