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MSU-DCL Tax Clinic Receives Major Grant From IRS

For Immediate Release

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East Lansing, MI - April 4, 2001 - The Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic has received a $100,000 grant from the Internal Revenue Service.

The tax clinic was awarded the grant for 2001, 2002 and 2003. For the 2001 calendar year, funding in the amount of $100,000 was awarded. The amounts for the latter two years are to be determined based on the availability of grant funding and performance factors. MSU-DCL will provide dollar-for-dollar matching funds to meet requirements of this matching grant program.

More than 70 higher education and non-profit groups from across the U.S. received grants under the IRSís Low-Income Taxpayer program. The MSU-DCL Tax Clinic was chosen based on the quality of service it provides, the number of taxpayers it serves, and the number of people in the Greater Lansing area for whom English is a second language. The clinic is a key component of MSU-DCLís law school curriculum. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, second- and third-year law students represent low-income taxpayers in controversy with the IRS and non-resident aliens for whom English is a second language.

Michelle Halloran, director of the tax clinic, and MaryAnn Pierce, MSU-DCL's director of clinical programs, wrote and submitted the grant request.

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