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Free Tax Assistance for Low Income and Elderly Clients Available at the Law School

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Micah Johnson, Paula Watford, Nate Horsely and Austin Booth keep their eyes on the 1040
L-R: Micah Johnson, Paula Watford, Nate Horsely and Austin Booth keep their eyes on the 1040

With the eFiling of the last return on April 2, the USC School of Law Pro Bono Program's VITA project concluded another successful tax preparation assistance year. The 155 federal returns completed reflects a 12% increase over last year. The volunteers faced new challenges that included Schedule M, the First Time Homebuyers Credit, and the enhanced standard deduction.

18 law students served as tax preparers and interviewers. Special thanks to Micah Johnson who eFiles all the returns and handles any problems that arise with the paperwork. VITA volunteers are certified by the IRS. If any student is interested in helping next year they are urged to contact the Pro Bono Program during the summer"

Angi Grant, USC Law Class of 2009 and Doug Schaefer, a Georgetown Law graduate stepped in to assist this year.