He may be the only tax man in Winona that residents look forward to seeing walk in the door.
That’s because Newman has been volunteering for VITA for five years now, a program that last year alone helped income-eligible Winona-area residents get about $1 million in tax returns. In his first year volunteering, he worked in other volunteer capacities to help folks with taxes, but because none of the programs had income limits, he switched over to VITA.
Newman graduated from Winona State University with a degree in accounting, then he went on to get his master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota. From there, he did taxes in the private sector, also helping out friends and family with their taxes every year.