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UI Students Help with Tax Returns

Some University of Iowa students have their hands full with the tax filing deadline coming up on April 15th.

UI accounting students saw a steady flow of people at the Iowa City Public Library, asking for help on filing federal taxes, Sunday. 

It's a free service for people who can't afford professional help. The students are with the Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity and call the program "VITA" or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

"It's my chance right now as a student to kind of take what I'm learning in the classroom and turn around and give back to the community," Beta Alpha Psi President Nick Hestbech said. 

We're told all of the students will become certified in the fall. Organizers says people can only use the service if their income is below $52,000.

There are still a handful of chances to get help from the student volunteers. We've posted a link under the newslinks section of with more information.

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