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Lubar School receives grant for tax clinic

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee Lubar School of Business has received a $79,574 grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The grant to the UWM Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is one of 160 grants totaling $10 million the IRS awarded this year to clinics nationwide.

The Lubar School’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides taxpayers who meet specific income thresholds with free assistance in resolving a federal income tax notice or IRS audit. Services are provided in both English and Spanish. The work is conducted independent of the federal government by the Lubar School’s graduate tax students, tax faculty and other tax professionals.

“In addition to providing a valuable service to our community, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic presents Lubar School students with an opportunity to utilize professional skills and gain experience as advocates for citizens facing tax controversies,” said Mary Rozek, CPA, managing director and a lecturer in accounting at the school. Robert Meldman serves as the clinic’s executive director.

With the 2010 grant award, the Lubar School has secured more than $750,000 in cash grants from the IRS to operate the clinic, which was founded in 2001.

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic can be contacted at 414-229-3232.