Remote assistance for low-income taxpayers amid coronavirus

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Erin Blasko | August 15, 2020

The University of Notre Dame partnered with the United Way of St. Joseph County and Goodwill Industries of Michiana to provide remote tax assistance to low-income individuals and households in the South Bend area while other local tax assistance programs were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

With support from the Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame Law School Tax Clinic, Notre Dame Research (NDR) and Office of Information Technologies (OIT), the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) coordinated assistance for 53 taxpayers via the videoconferencing app Zoom and referred another 100 taxpayers to Goodwill for assistance, representing those without access to Zoom or otherwise uncomfortable with the app.

An additional 360 taxpayers declined remote assistance or did not respond to the offer.

Read more here.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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