Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—College of Business faculty and students at Eastern New Mexico University are assisting the Portales chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons to prepare tax returns for area residents on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:45-4:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the College of Business Building. The service is free.
In the AARP-IRS program, Tax-Aide, low income people and the elderly are given preference, but those who do not require itemized deductions are also free to participate. The program is sponsored by Roosevelt County AARP, Eastern New Mexico University, and the Portales Branch of the American Association of University Women.
The lead AARP person is Dr. Mercedes Agogino, a retired physics professor from Eastern. ENMU College of Business students Liliana Sepulveda, Tetyana Tysbenko and Shay Daughtery are under the direction of Ira Kaye Frashier, instructor of accounting. The students attended a week-long training session in Clovis early January given by the AARP.
Agogino and Frashier review the returns, which are then e-filed for the taxpayers.
For more information, call 505.562.2315.