Law School offers free tax help for 25th year

January 12, 2006

For the 25th year, students from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law are offering free tax preparation services to people with low and fixed incomes, individuals with disabilities or special needs, and senior citizens age 60 or older.

Student volunteers will be available to prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns, as well as prepare local tax returns on paper forms, from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 30 through April 13. The clinic will be closed March 6-10.

Services are available for qualified residents of Carlisle and the surrounding communities. In the prior tax year, student volunteers assisted more than 350 taxpayers, plus their spouses and dependents, residing in Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, York, Franklin and Adams counties.

Tax assistance is being offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs sponsored by the IRS. All participating students are certified by the IRS to provide tax assistance under the VITA program, and several are further certified by the IRS to provide help to seniors under the TCE program. In 2004, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law VITA Site was nationally recognized with the American Bar Association -- Law Student Division Outstanding Continuing VITA Site Award.

The tax clinic is located in Penn State Dickinson's computer lab, room 017 Trickett Hall, 150 South College St., Carlisle. Clients should use the West South Street entrance of the school, and parking is available directly across from the entrance in the faculty parking lot. Clients must bring photo identification and Social Security cards for self, spouse and dependents. To make an appointment, or for more information, call (717) 240-5130 or stop by during the hours of operation.

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