Published March 1, 2004 | March 2004 issue
Sioux Falls tax preparation services are increasingly looking for help from a surprising source: foreign language interpreters.
The city's growing population of immigrants, particularly Hispanics and Bosnians, has stimulated demand for translators who can help them file their tax returns, a difficult enough task in one's native language.
According to an Argus Leader report, one local tax preparer claims 40 percent of his business comes from Hispanics. He employs five Spanish speakers to help his clients.
Although the Internal Revenue Service offers some foreign language service, they don't employ enough translators to work at every office, especially outside major urban centers.