Tulane Law School
students are set to provide income tax assistance to low-income residents on 10 Saturdays starting on Jan. 25. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is designed to aid New Orleans-area residents who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford professional help preparing their returns.
Following training sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, the students provide this assistance as a pro bono service in coordination with the law school’s pro bono program.
Clinics are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22; March 15, 22 and 29; and April 5 and 12. The location is at Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St., Room 110, on the Tulane University uptown campus.
Residents seeking help with Forms 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 must bring all relevant information, including Social Security cards and photo IDs for each person who will be included on the tax return; 2013 W2 and 1009 forms; documents showing deductible expenses or taxable income or interest; proof of student loan payments, business expenses and amounts paid for day care (including provider ID numbers); and any other paperwork received from the IRS.
Married spouses must both be present to file a joint tax return electronically. Taxpayers who want direct deposit of refunds must bring bank routing and account numbers.
More information is available at 504-862-3518. Service will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are accepted.
Linda P. Campbell is director of communications for the Tulane Law School.