LGP 990 (03) - Law Special Topics

LawSpcTop/VolunteerTax Program

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: General Practice (LAW)
Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Law (01/02/2024 - 05/10/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 56978
Special topics courses explore emerging developments in the law or take advantage of special expertise provided by visitors and guest faculty. Courses offered under this title are approved by the Associate Dean and may be designated to meet skills or advanced writing requirements. Special topics classes may only satisfy elective credit and are available only to law students after their first year of study and graduate students by permission.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.
Attributes: Law Experiential Learning
Instructors: Barbara Heggie

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/8/2024 1/12/2024 MTWRF 9:00am - 5:00pm UNHL 202
Additional Course Details: 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

This course will provide a detailed conceptual and practical focus on the foundation of tax practice: the individual income tax return. Working in partnership with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, students will learn how to prepare individual federal income tax returns for low-income clients and will become certified by the IRS at the advanced level. Throughout this process, students will bring theory and practice together by studying the Internal Revenue Code provisions that form the basis for the tax benefits most commonly claimed by low-income clients. Students will also learn how to interview clients, gather and investigate relevant facts, work with our VITA colleagues, and track all case activity and documents in client case management systems.

January Intersession Course: In-Person Attendance Required