News Release

Published on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Western Technical College accounting and finance students will provide volunteer tax assistance for people with basic tax returns – particularly for those with low and limited income, students, individuals with disabilities, and elderly taxpayers.

Assistance will be available on Mondays between Feb. 7 and April 4 (except March 16), from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 114 of Western’s Business Education Center, 405 N. 8th St., in La Crosse. Tax returns will be electronically filed and the service is free. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants must bring a picture ID, all W-2s, 1099s, interest statements, social security cards for everyone on the return, including spouse and dependents, and a copy of last year’s taxes if available. Volunteers are unable to do filing for married people who are filing separately, as well as those who were divorced in 2010. They are also unable to prepare returns for any states other than Wisconsin and Minnesota.

For details, call 608.785.9168. For more information about other programs and services at Western, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at