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Loyola offers free tax prep help for low-income taxpayers

Loyola press release - January 27, 2014

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this year to provide free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes.

The sessions, designed by the Internal Revenue Service, begins today, Jan. 27 and continue through Thursday, April 10. The tax preparation sessions are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program office is located at Loyola College of Law, Broadway Activities Center, 501 Pine St., Room 202. No sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Monday, March 3 due to the Mardi Gras holiday.

The program will also offer tax preparation again this year at the Community Center of St. Bernard Parish, located at 1111 LeBeau St., Arabi, La. This location serves the communities of St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans East, the Lower Ninth Ward, and the Bywater and Marigny areas. Sessions take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays, including Feb. 8 and 22, March 15, 22 and 29, and April 5. For more information on sessions in Arabi, call 504-281-2512 or 504-861-5668. Please arrive no later than 12:30 p.m.

Those attending tax preparation sessions should bring identification, Social Security cards for each member of their household, tax returns and all other tax documents, including W-2 forms, 1099 forms and Social Security statements. Please bring prior year tax returns and documents.

Loyola’s Volunteer Tax Assistance Program is affiliated with the Asset Building Coalition of Southeast Louisiana and the American Bar Association.

For more information, call 504-861-5668, visit the website or e-mail Andrew Piacun, site coordinator. For pre-recorded directions, call 504-861-5665.