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CWI Tax Class Welcomes Guest Speaker

January 16, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) students from Joe Welker’s volunteer income tax assistance class recently enjoyed a guest lecture from Randy Tilley with the Idaho State Tax Commission. Tilley, the division administrator of the Audit Division, lectured on important changes to the Idaho tax code for the 2014 tax filing season. He also lectured on frequently made mistakes and how to avoid pitfalls on the Idaho tax return.

The lecture was especially valuable as students from the class will also participate in CWI’s annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program this spring. Starting on Jan. 26, the students will be helping file individual income tax returns from 1-3 p.m. every Monday through tax season. The free service will be available in room 201 of the Nampa Campus Academic Building.

In 2014, the tax assistance program provided nearly $40,000 in savings. Read more about last year’s program here.