Cooley Joins With Washtenaw County Coalition to Offer Free Tax Assistance
January 24, 2012 - Students, faculty and staff from Cooley Law School's Ann Arbor campus will be kicking off the 2012 tax season by hosting an event in conjunction with National Earned Income Tax Credit Day and the start of the IRS' 2012 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The VITA Program offers free tax help to people who cannot prepare their own taxes. Certified volunteers are trained to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country.
In addition to volunteers from Cooley, students from Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan and community members will be trained and work with members of the Washtenaw County Asset Building Coalition to assist low- to moderate-income individuals, including senior citizens, the disabled and those having limited English proficiency with filing tax returns and gaining financial literacy. Those in need of these services and anyone interested in supporting the community effort are encouraged to attend the event, which is being co-sponsored by the Washtenaw County Asset Building Coalition. The event is scheduled for:
When: Friday, January 27, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Cooley's Ann Arbor campus, Library, Room L-21, 3475 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Individuals in need of these services can contact the Washtenaw County Asset Building Coalition, at www.taxavalon.org, for more information or to schedule an appointment with a tax volunteer.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, 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 15,000 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.