Law students across the country are providing low-income taxpayers with tax counseling as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The ABA Section of Taxation’s Low Income Taxpayers Committee, in association with the Law Student Division, adopted the Internal Revenue Service VITA program, which gives law students the opportunity and the tools to provide cost-free income tax preparation assistance to low-income, elderly, military, non-English speaking, and disabled taxpayers in the community.
Although training materials, forms, and technical assistance are provided by the Internal Revenue Service, ABA VITA programs, consisting of law students interested in reaching-out to their communities, are independent operations managed and operated by student groups under the direction of a law school faculty member and/or their administration.
If your school has a VITA program, now’s the time to volunteer and get trained to assist with this year’s tax season. No prior experience is necessary.