No one wants to talk about them, pay them or even think about the consequences but the Pro Bono Program embraces our role in helping low income taxpayers file their 2019 tax returns. The only way we can provide this service is with the help of an amazing tax team! Our tax team includes volunteer law students ( and lawyers) who are certified to either prepare the return or conduct the intake interview.
FAQ- do I need to get certified right now? No, the winter break is the perfect time to slog through the material, prepare, and take the online certification test.
FAQ- will I get any help with getting certified? Yes, we have hard and online copies of an amazing resource guide. There is also an online version of TaxSlayer, the software we will use to prepare and file returns, that you will use to complete the test questions.
FAQ- when will we prepare returns? We will not start until Feb 15 and will work as a team each Sat. from 9-12 and each Wed from 5-8pm until the end of March. The Cafe will be our team home!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who came together to donate 9,693 lbs and $ to Harvest Hope. They just beat out the Class of 2022 who collected a very respectable 7,209.25! The Class of 2020 pull up the rear with just 897, giving the Law School a total of 17, 799.25. Many families will have an abundant table this Thanksgiving because of your generosity. Thanks all.
And a special shout out to the small but very strong team who loaded the truck!