Free Tax Preparation Available for Low-to-Middle Income Residents

OXFORD, Miss. – Low-to-middle-income residents of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community can get their federal and state income tax returns prepared for free, thanks to some University of Mississippi accountancy students.


Patricia Snyder has her 2008 taxes prepared by AARP tax assistants and Ole Miss graduate student Tim Ellis. UM photo by Robert Jordan

The tax assistance will be available 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays through April 13 at the Stone Recreation Center on Washington Avenue in Oxford.

The program is a service project for one of the graduate-level tax courses in the UM Patterson School of Accountancy, said Tonya Flesher, UM professor of accountancy. The students are supervised by AARP volunteers.

“It provides a valuable service to the community as well as a practical learning experience for students,” she said.
For more information, contact Flesher at 662-915-5731 or