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Tax Clinic

What We Do

South Texas College of Law Houston has two distinct clinics addressing tax matters:

Tax Clinic

Students in the Tax Clinic help low-income individuals resolve federal tax problems, including responding to IRS audits, filing protests with IRS appeals, responding to attempts by the IRS to collect back taxes, and representing taxpayers in the U.S. Tax Court. The Tax Clinic also educates Houstonians on tax-related legal issues.

VITA Clinic

Students in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic prepare and file federal income tax returns for low and moderate-income individuals. The VITA Clinic is most active in the spring tax filing season, but is open year-round. The VITA Clinic can assist individuals with returns for the current year, unfiled prior-year returns, and amendment of returns that have already been filed.

Who’s Involved

Bruce McGovern
Professor of Law

Jeff Gold
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Tax Clinic

Heidi Weelborg
Adjunct Clinical Professor
VITA Clinic

James Biel
Adjunct Clinical Professor
VITA Clinic

Organizations / Partners

  • United States Internal Revenue Service