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Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for Qualifying Community Members

College of Business announced its Department of Accounting and Business Law are again participating in IRS VITA program.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 1-30-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Business announced that its Department of Accounting and Business Law will again offer free volunteer income tax assistance to community members who need assistance in preparing their income tax returns.

The services, part of the IRS VITA Grant Program, are available to individuals with an annual income of $35,000 or less and families or self-employed taxpayers with annual incomes of $55,000 or less.

The volunteer tax preparers are IRS-certified, and there are no hidden fees. The service will begin Friday, Feb. 2 and be offered Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in February and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in March (no services are available March 9 during spring break week).

Tax assistance is by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled online at, which also includes location information for the services.

For more information, please send an email to

Media members who wish to schedule an interview may contact Amy Linde, director of communication & events, College of Business, by phone at 507-389-5424 or by email at

This is the third year that Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Business has offered free income tax preparation services through its Department of Accounting and Business Law.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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