Volunteers at law school to help residents in preparing income taxes

Volunteers from the Ann Arbor campus of Cooley Law School will once again participate in a free income tax preparation program for taxpayers earning less than $57,000 per year. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is targeted to veterans, low- to moderate-income taxpayers, and the elderly who are not able to pay for tax preparation services.

VITA sessions are free, but appointments are required and can be made by calling (734) 780-1891. Sessions will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on all Wednesdays in February, March 27, and April 3 and 10, at the downtown Ann Arbor library; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 23, March 30 and April 13 at the downtown Ann Arbor library; April 6 at the Manchester Community Center; and Feb. 16  at Carrot Way Avalon Housing.

About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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