State Income Tax Clinic
The California State Board of Equalization Tax Appeals Assistance Clinic (TAAP Program) gives law students the opportunity to assist taxpayers with their state income tax appeals before the State Board of Equalization. Students work under the supervision of an attorney working in the State Board of Equalization Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Program. A goal of the program is to provide participating interns with practical experience and knowledge about preparing an appeal and representing taxpayers before the Board of Equalization. The class can be taken for one or two units. Two units (either taken at the same time or taken at the rate of one unit for two semesters) also completes the pro bono requirement. The class meets on campus every other week, usually on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students need not be focusing on tax law to participate. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to the supervising attorney, Craig Shaltes.