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Seton Hall Law School Offers Free Tax Preparation for the Community Through Volunteer Income Tax Services (VITA) Program

Newark, NJ – March 6, 2017 Seton Hall Law School volunteers prepare Income Tax Returns again this year for taxpayers with annual W-2 income up to $70,000. Beginning on March 17th, IRS certified volunteers provide private, confidential, one-on-one tax return preparation free of charge to students, qualified staff, and members of the community.

Eligible clients can also claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and receive up to an additional $6,269 in tax refunds.


What to bring:                                  

> Both spouses, if you are filing jointly

> Proof of identification

> Social Security card or ITIN letter

> Current year’s tax packet, if you received one

> All W-2 and 1099 statements, and any other tax forms received

> Other income information, including interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1098-T, Tuition Statements)

> Information of all deductions/credits

> Total paid to day care providers and the day care provider’s tax I.D. number (provider’s Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number)

> A copy of last year’s Income Tax Returns (if available)

> Voided check for direct deposit

Visit for more information on eligibility.


Friday, March 17                    2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18                11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24                    2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25                11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 31                    2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 1                     11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 7                         2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8                     11:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School
833 McCarter Highway
Newark, New Jersey 07102

On Fridays (after 5:00 p.m.) and Saturdays, visit the front desk at Seton Hall Law School, One Newark Center, located around the corner on Raymond Boulevard.

About Seton Hall University School of Law
Founded in 1951 and located in Newark, Seton Hall University School of Law is New Jersey’s only private law school and a leading Catholic law school in the New York metropolitan area. Seton Hall Law is dedicated to preparing students for the practice of law through excellence in scholarship and teaching, with a strong focus on clinical education. The Law School also offers a robust selection compliance programs for law, graduate students, as well as mid-career professionals in the health, life sciences, and financial services sectors.