JOPLIN, MO--- It's officially tax season and students at Missouri Southern State University are lending a helping hand. Starting Saturday, a volunteer income tax assistance team from MSSU will be helping the community with their taxes. Students who've been studying accounting and finance are on-hand to help people file electronically. The service is free and open to anyone. Help will be available 10-4pm every Saturday through April 12th.
One tax preparer, Anne Wolfe, says remember to bring all of your tax documents. "Your tax documentation for the year, social securtiy cards for yourself, your spouse, and any dependents that you have. So any of the kids that you want to be able to claim, we need social security cards for them. And we do ask that you bring a valid drivers' license so that we can verify your ID," says Wolfe.
This free tax service is only offered to individuals and families who make less than $51,000 a year.