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Law students help with tax issues

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Valparaiso University School of Law students are giving free advice about federal and state tax preparation to eligible residents as part of the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteers in Tax Assistance community service program. The program is available now at the law school, 656 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso.

The service is available to taxpayers who have an annual income of $49,000 or less. That includes income from the sale of stocks, mutual funds, or homes. Other restrictions apply.

For more information or to make an appointment, individuals can visit the group's Web site, http://valpo.edu/law/vita or call VITA's voicemail system at (219) 465-7900. Questions can also be directed to the group's e-mail, valpo.vita@gmail.com.

Last year, students completed 700 tax returns and logged 1,500 volunteer hours, third-year law student Christen Commers said in a statement. Commers is the VITA site coordinator for 2010.

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

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