USC accounting, law students help low income file taxes

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Accounting and law students at the University of South Carolina are helping the elderly and low-income citizens file their tax returns free of charge.

The two groups are working at separate locations in Columbia now through March.

The law students work Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the law school at 701 Main Street. The accounting students file returns from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at SC Works at 700 Taylor St.

Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers must bring government-issued identification and Social Security cards for all persons being claimed.

This service is available to those with an income of $53,000 or less and who have simple returns.