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Free tax preparations offered at Southern University Law Center

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

With tax season beginning, free tax preparations are being offered on Southern University's campus starting Saturday. 

IRS-approved tax preparers will be on hand to prepare and file free income tax returns starting Saturday, January 30 at the Southern University Law Center.

The free service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the SULC Atrium, A.A. Lenoir Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays until April 2. 

Christopher Brault, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) student coordinator, said the only Saturdays the site will be closed are February 6  for Mardi Gras weekend and March 26 for Easter weekend. 

All returns will be filed electronically, and eligible participants who chose direct deposit could receive a refund in 7 to 10 days. 

VITA has several other sites open throughout the Baton Rouge area. To find out more information on those locations, call 211. For more information about the SULC VITA program, email Christopher Brault.

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