Tax Time

Posted on February 17, 2011

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Its that time of the year again when tax payers file their taxes. In the case of those who are having a hard time finding a reliable source to assist in completing their taxes, and for those who are going through hardship such as those who are in low income families and the elderly, WNMU offer a program that helps people in the community, FREE of charge, to assist residence in completing their taxes.

The name of the program that is offered to the elderly and low income residence is Volunteer Income Tax Assistance also known as VITA. These are the qualifications to receive assistance from the VITA program offered by WNMU: Families who earn below $50,000 a year, the Elderly, low income individuals.

The Tax program offered by WNMU (VITA) is certified by the state of New Mexico Tax Help Program. In addition, student volunteers, who prepare the taxes, have to pass an IRS Certification test in order to lawfully complete residence taxes.

The Tax help program started on February 14, 2011 and it will end on April 17, 2011.

The VITA program is ran by Dr. Rich Criscione who works in the business department at WNMU. If you have any questions you can call Dr. Criscione at 575-538-6673

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