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Tax assistance site open for Spanish-speaking persons


This news story was published on February 15, 2012.
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by Matt Marquardt –

MASON CITY – Tax assistance for Spanish-speakers and other limited English speakers is now available.

The site is at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 120 1st Street NE in Mason City and is open from 6:00-9:00 pm on Tuesday nights until April 15.

This serice, called a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site has been set up for Spanish-speakers and other limited English speakers to provide free tax preparation for 2011 taxes.

To make an appointment, call Kris Gannett-Sanchez at 641-424-0981.

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8 Responses to Tax assistance site open for Spanish-speaking persons

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    Bobby.G Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Why do taxes when your not paying them most of the time?

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    Observer Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Yes, this is America. The place where my great grandparents came to from a European country under siege from Communists, and who spoke NO English. Yet you always had someone in the neighborhood who could translate. (Later, in an ironic turn, we still have some who speak the mother tongue, and we go to them for translation…..silly English speaking people that we are).

    That this service is volunteer, is all that we need to know. Good for them I say.

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    LW326 Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Response to Just Me:
    They may be learning English, but if you have ever tried to learn a 2nd language, I’m sure you know proficiency is not instantaneous, especially on something like doing your taxes. After all, many English speakers seek assistance for that!

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    just me Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    If they would learn english they wouldn’t need special help.

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    Ron Jamison Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for running this story, I know several latinos that can use this service.

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    terry Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    wonder it the church passes the collection plate after their taxes are done???? LOL

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    katie Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Shouldn’t this article be in Español?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Whaaaaaaa??????? Tis America right?????????????