Looking for some help with your taxes this year? The University of Mary is offering a free tax preparation service every Saturday!

Students in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business are volunteering their time to help with federal and North Dakota State taxes for those with an income of $52 thousand or less.

Dr. Rhonda Sautner, CPA, the University of Mary assistant professor of accounting and site coordinator explains how this free service benefits the students:

This gives our students real-life experience in addition to what they are learning in the classroom. This helps our students' learning process and gives them a chance to work with people - which they love to do. It is a wonderful opportunity for both our students and the people we serve.

The business students will be available at the Butler Center on Feb 8, 15 and 22 and March 15 and 22 from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. They will also be helping students at United Tribes Technical College on Feb. 12 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Jack Barden Center's upper level.

Students, low-income taxpayers, the disabled and elderly are all invited to take part in this free service with no appointment required. The University of Mary hopes to continue the tax preparation service every year.

Look here for a complete list of documents that will be needed. For more information call Rhonda Sautner, (701)355-8358 or Mary Beth Timian, (701)355-8029. If you are a UTTC student call DeLana Wendland at (701)255-3285 ext. 3121 or stop at the Financial Aid Office in Building 5.