Taxes may not have to be stressful this year.
Senior citizens, students, and anyone with an income less than $35,000 per year can benefit from a free service provided at Mesalands Community College in conjunction with Tax Help New Mexico, a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative, according to a press release from the school.
Business Administration Program students will offer help to those eligible.
Students provide a one-on-one consultation to all those who attend.
However, those who are participate are responsible for the accuracy of their return, according to the press release.
“The student advisors only provide guidance and suggestions about how the individual can most effectively file his/her tax return,” according to the press release.
“We are pleased to be able to participate in the Tax Help New Mexico program and provide this free service to area citizens,” said Natalie Gillard, the division chair of Business Administration Program.
Persons seeking tax preparation assistance need to have picture identification, social security or ITIN cards (not laminated) for all household members, proof of income documents (like W-2, 1099 and similar documents), and all other relevant tax documents.
Tax returns from last year may be helpful in preparing the return., according to the release.
Once an individual’s return has been completed, an electronic filing will be done by the college.
Persons wishing to receive help with their tax returns at Mesalands can call 461-4413. Assistance is available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room A111.