Western Hosts Tax Assistance Event

Sponsored by Marine Credit Union Foundation and with collaboration from Great Rivers United Way, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of La Crosse, and UW-La Crosse’s It Make$ Cents program, Western Technical College hosted a free tax assistance event for individuals and married couples making less than $66,000 in 2018 on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Tax assistance was provided one-to-one where a volunteer will prepare a 2018 tax return for an individual. Clients could also use MyFreeTaxes.com to file for free on their own at a computer and a volunteer assistor was present to answer questions.

If you missed out on the opportunity, there are a few more sessions available. Another event will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and on Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Both events will be held at the Business Education Center, 405 8th St., La Crosse.

Attendees must bring a photo I.D., appropriate Social Security cards, wage and earning statements, health insurance statements, a copy of last year’s federal and state returns, and proof of bank account routing and account numbers.

“There are many free ways to get your money back. If you meet the income limits, there is no reason why you should pay to get your taxes done,” said Kari Reyburn, Community Engagement coordinator at Western. “Additionally, our event provides help so people can learn to file their own taxes.”

Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 608.784.8380. To learn more information, visit www.westerntc.edu/events.