St. Thomas Law Teams Up with the Town of Miami Lakes to Provide Free Tax Preparation Services for the Elderly

On Saturday, April 5th St. Thomas University School of Law Volunteer Income Taxpayer Assistance ("STULS/ VITA") and the Town of Miami Lakes have teamed up to provide free tax preparation to the elderly residents of Miami Lakes. The residents of Miami Lakes will be transported by busses to the St. Thomas University School of Law Library for this special event. We will also be providing coffee and pastelitos to all of the STULS/VITA clients.
 
VITA is the oldest pro bono program at St. Thomas University School of Law. Founded in 1984, by Professor Mark J. Wolff the program has secured refunds for our taxpayers in excess of $10,000,000;  student, faculty and staff pro bono hours have exceeded 30,000. Last year, STULS/VITA assisted nearly 400 taxpayers, resulting in approximately $500,000 in tax refunds. This year is no different. The students have spent the entire tax season tirelessly working every Saturday, as well as during the week, to provide this important free service to the most needed and vulnerable members of our greater surrounding communities. This event is an excellent example of St. Thomas University School of Law's dedication to giving back to the community, with current and former students, faculty, and staff on hand to make this event a success. 
 
Visit the Town of Miami Lakes Website for further information.