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Lindsey Wilson Students Give Free Tax Preparation

It's normally a computer lab, but on Mondays during tax season it becomes an office.

An office that's run by accounting students at Lindsey Wilson College to help area residents file their taxes.

"It's a great way for you to get help with your taxes by people who know what they're doing. We're college students, we're learning the stuff in class, and we're applying it right here," said Senior Accounting student Ryan Locker.

However that's a modest description, these students are quite qualified to handle the job.

"They have already taken a tax course last semester. Then they've had to pass at least four tests given by IRS. They have to pass a codes of conduct test, then they have to pass a beginner, intermediate, and advanced tax tests," said Assoc. Accounting Professor Rose Garvey.

For Linda Malcomson it's a worth a drive from Campbellsville.

"We're so comfortable with the students, and we had the sweetest students helping us out," said Malcomson.

"We're watching. We're looking, we're checking to be sure that it's being done right, that they know we're qualified and we've gone through the testing. So, they feel comfortable about it, and it's nice to have it done in your community," said Garvey.

This is all part of a joint program with AARP known as the Tax-Aide program, but you don't have to be a member of the organization to get the service.

Depending on what you find out with your return, it could be a good day.

"Very pleased, yes. It will come in handy when you live on a senior budget, it will be very handy to have the return," said Malcomson.

You too can get your return there all the way up until early April.

The service is every Monday until April 8th, from 4:00-7:30 in the Turner Leadership Building on Lindsey Wilson's campus.


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