(PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Students at The John Marshall Law School will provide free tax preparation services to low-income Illinois residents through a program sponsored by The Internal Revenue Service. The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is available on Saturdays now through April 12 – at the law school, at 304 S. State St. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“John Marshall is the only Illinois law school involved with this program – intended for low-income taxpayers, and those with special needs such as the elderly, non-English speaking and disabled individuals,” said Katie Kennedy, Director of John Marshall's Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits.
Law students will complete 1040 and 1040 EZ tax forms – state and federal – under the direction of adjunct professor Robert A. McKenzie.
John Marshall's VITA Clinic offers tax assistance to families with income under $52,000. In order to receive tax assistance, taxpayers must bring the following:
- Valid ID
- Social Security cards or ITIN numbers for all family members
- Both spouses (for joint filing as married)
- All W-2 and 1099 forms (if applicable)
- Copy of last year's tax return
- Information concerning additional income
- Information concerning all deductions/credits
- Bank routing and account numbers (if using direct deposit)
For more information, go to http://www.jmls.edu/academics/taxeb/vita-clinic.php