Mar 4, 2014
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Where some see a plain tax return, Mark Petersen looks beyond the digits, dotted lines and confusing black-and-white print. He visualizes something entirely different — a snapshot of someone else’s life.
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“Each taxpayer has their own story,” he explains.
He's determined to help those stories turn out for the better.
EVENT DETAILS WHAT: VITA program for low-income taxpayers
WHEN: Every Saturday through tax season
WHERE: View a schedule of remaining sessions at the Center for Siouxland website »
Peterson is one of several Briar Cliff accounting majors assisting with the Center for Siouxland’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low-income earners file their taxes free of charge.
“A lot of people have had some rough luck,” says Tommy Raulston, assistant professor of accounting, who instructs the student volunteers.
“We're here to do what we can, and hopefully help.”
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