Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) VITA is a program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist low- to moderate- income individuals complete their tax returns. Volunteers receive training and experience and provide a beneficial community service. The Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDOR) also supports volunteer assistance programs. Rolf Larson with the MDOR Taxpayer Education Department will gladly assist with questions at (651)556-6629. Alexandria Technical College, Winona State University, and St. Cloud Technical College are among several MnSCU institutions that participate with volunteer income tax assistance programs. The faculty members all have positive comments regarding the VITA program and the benefits that it provides to students and the community. MnSCU institutions that wish to consider hosting a VITA program at their institution may contact the following MnSCU faculty for more information and useful tips: Alexandria Technical College: Carole Weber-Brown, (320)762-4653 St. Cloud Technical College: Kevin LaNave, KLaNave@sctc.edu Winona State University: Richard Schneider, email@example.com or (507)457-5187 If your campus is considering starting a VITA program, you can find IRS contact information on the web at: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=119845,00.html Please also contact Steve Gednalske, MnSCU Tax Administrator, at (651)632-5016 with questions.
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