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  • OCOB - Testimonials
    it is an experience that has given me not just knowledge about IRS and FTB controversy s but given me a chance to give back to my community Kellie Lewelling Student Accountant The LITC has prepared me for a career in tax by assigning me to work directly with a client Investigating the client s case has given me a deeper understanding of how the IRS sees a taxpayer s economic status In order to put together a client s story I have to already understand the client well enough to be able to persuade the IRS to see our side of things and being able to do so is a very rewarding experience Catherine Hsu Class of 2015 The LITC has given me a tremendous opportunity to assist low income individuals from all over California with their state and federal tax disputes This class is a great example of Cal Poly s motto learn by doing while simultaneously providing pro bono services throughout the Central California community Dominic Hjerpe Student Accountant LITC has helped me to learn more about the field I am studying I am able to contribute to the community by what LITC has taught me David Kao Student Accountant Cal Poly s LITC has truly given me a learn by doing experience I have been able to take everything I ve learned in my past three years at Cal Poly and apply it to real world scenarios while working with clients As a LITC student accountant it is very rewarding to see a client s case progress especially knowing that we played a part in it Kelsey Waltrip Class of 2014 The LITC is an excellent program here at Cal Poly It has given me the opportunity to gain experience in the accounting field through the mustang way learn by doing Karli Keprta Student Accountant The LITC has allowed me to gain valuable knowledge about accounting while helping people in need I am lucky to work alongside a group of passionate individuals and always feel great about the work I do Polina Mandrusov Student Accountant The LITC is a great program and true benefit for all Cal Poly business accounting students It is a wonderful feeling to help the local community The LITC has helped me gain the experience needed for my field of study as well as gain confidence in my ability to succeed within Kayla Hernandez Student Accountant The LITC has given me the opportunity to work very closely with clients and be their point of contact Unlike some other projects the LITC offers you the opportunity to work with clients from the beginning and be able to see the end product of possibly solving their dispute with the IRS The value at first of meeting your client and eventually getting to a goal by the end of the quarter cannot be understated Tim Trinidad Student Accountant The LITC has been one of my most rewarding experiences here at Cal Poly where I was

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/litc/testimonials (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - FAQs
    tax returns A No The LITC deals with controversies with the IRS Q Do I qualify for help from the LITC A If you are a low income taxpayer who cannot afford professional tax services you may qualify for the LITC The LITC chooses to represent clients on a case by case basis This decision is often determined by income guidelines and other criteria Potential Clients Page Q What kind of tax issues can be resolved at the LITC A Some of the issues the LITC resolves include but are not limited to the following Amended tax returns Failure to file prior tax returns Installment agreements IRS notices IRS liens and levies Innocent and injured spouse relief Tax audits Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility Child Tax Credit eligibility Identity Theft Q What can I expect when I contact the LITC A You should first contact the LITC to discuss your tax problem The LITC will then determine if you qualify for their services If you do qualify the clinic will ask for information and documents necessary to resolve your tax issue Q Where is the LITC located A The LITC is located at California Polytechnic State University Building 3 Room 107 San Luis Obispo CA 93401 Q I live outside of San Luis Obispo county Can I still become a client A The Cal Poly LITC represents individuals in San Luis Obispo Southern Monterey and Northern Santa Barbara Counties If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility you can call the LITC If you are not located in one of the listed counties the Cal Poly LITC can introduce you to other Low Income Taxpayer Clinics located throughout California Q English is my second language do you have available help in Spanish A Yes LITC services for ESL

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/litc/faqs/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Prospective Clients
    877 318 6772 Note the LITC cannot help you file your taxes For ways to file your taxes and help see the Cal Poly VITA web site Types of Cases We Handle LITC tax controversy services include Representation relating to a dispute involving an IRS account collection examination or Appeals Office matter or a federal tax matter in federal courts including the U S Tax Court Assistance to a victim of identity theft on a federal tax matter or a state tax matter but only when the clinic is representing that taxpayer in a federal tax controversy Preparation of an amended return if necessary to resolve a controversy for which the clinic is representing a taxpayer Representation in a state or local tax controversy when the clinic is representing that taxpayer in a federal tax controversy Servicios LITC de ESL Inglés como Segundo Idioma contribuyentes incluyen Los programas educativos de divulgación sobre los derechos de los contribuyentes federales y responsabilidades Consulta directa sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades como contribuyentes estadounidenses Asistencia auxiliar en la preparación de declaraciones de impuestos federales o de otras formas de impuestos requeridos How much it Costs We do not charge qualified clients for our services However if accepted as a client you may need to pay for incidental expenses during representation such as mailing costs filing fees and copying expenses Confidentiality Information sent by potential or current clients is confidential to the client and as such will not be shared with any third parties outside of the Cal Poly LITC or others unless they have signed an explicit confidentiality agreement Client Success Stories Our client was a college student who owed over 17 000 to the IRS His tax liability came from a college fund his grandmother set up for him The student never saw a dime of the money in his college fund because he released the total amount in the account to his parents in order to save his family s home The student relies on limited support from his family for basic living expenses and grants for tuition and textbooks and had no funds to pay off his tax liability He was extremely confused and upset about the amount he owed to the IRS for income he never received The LITC submitted an OIC and solved his IRS liability for 50 He graduated college with no outstanding tax liabilities and is ready for a fresh start Our senior citizen client used to practice law and suffers from severe medical hardships He had liabilities interest and penalties totaling almost 90 000 to the IRS and over 12 000 to the CA Franchise Tax Board These liabilities along with his bank account and social security benefits being levied on multiple times caused him great emotional and physical strain worsening his health After working on his case for several years we settled his IRS liability for 50 and FTB liability for 150 The wonderful results of his case inspired him to take a job with

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/litc/prospective-clients/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Information for Prospective Students
    are interested in enrolling for any quarter please e mail Professor Sperow at esperow calpoly edu Clinic Objective A true learn by doing experience students provide representation to eligible taxpayers who have post filing controversies with the IRS Students also serve the community by providing public outreach and education on the tax issues that arise in our clinic Course Objective This course is split into two phases The first two weeks are dedicated to lecture while the rest of the term is used for clinic work From this course students Obtain an essential understanding of federal tax procedure Exercise professional judgment in representing clients Learn to use electronic databases for tax research Gather all the necessary information when building the case for a client May continue working with the client even after the senior project is completed Can utilize their experience and skills to become a Team Leader in the clinic for following quarters Prerequisites Students should have completed BUS 320 to enroll in the LITC BUS 417 and VITA are helpful but not required Instructor permission is required for enrollment so please contact Professor Sperow at esperow calpoly edu with inquiries What I really enjoyed about the clinic is

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/litc/prospective-students/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Resources
    found to be suffering from economic difficulty and unable to pay your back tax debt You must provide information regarding your monthly income and expenses including items such as rent mortgage food and clothing health insurance car payments auto maintenance utilities etc The process to receive CNC status is complicated and you will need to fill out the Collection Information Statement for Wage Earners and Self Employed Individuals or Form 433 A which is used by the IRS to determine your Reasonable Collection Potential on your tax debts The Cal Poly LITC can help file the paperwork necessary to prove to the IRS your current economic status and help get you in CNC status Link to Form English Spanish Offer in Compromise An Offer in Compromise OIC allows you the taxpayer to settle your tax debt with the IRS for less than the full amount owed Before you can be considered you must make sure you are current with all filing and payment requirements with the IRS If you are found to be eligible for CNC status the next step would be to work towards an Offer in Compromise with the IRS to help settle your debt The Cal Poly LITC can help you fill out and draft the necessary documents for an Offer in Compromise with the IRS Link to Form English IRS The IRS web page contains valuable information and resources for taxpayers such as downloadable forms and instructions Link to website VITA The Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business has been preparing tax returns through the VITA program since 1992 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program VITA offers free tax preparation help to people whose gross income is 54 000 or less Certain requirements need to be met in order to be eligible for help The program

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/litc/litc-resources/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - LITC Events Calendar
    Testimonials FAQs Prospective Clients Prospective Students Community Outreach Resources LITC Blog Home LITC LITC Events Calendar Business programs are accredited by AACSB Recent News Tax Prep Clinics Learn More Navigation Prospective Students Current Students Executive Partners Giving to the Orfalea College Directory Contact Us Choosing Orfalea Discover Cal Poly Apply Be a part of Cal Poly CP Home Directory Campus Maps Directions Bookstore Calendar Employment Campus Policies Contact Us Get

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  • OCOB - Poly Pack Symposium 2016
    purchased with registration Sponsorship Information Gold Level Sponsor With a sponsored amount of 750 your company will receive two tickets to the event and two complimentary tickets to banquet In addition placement of your company logo on the Poly Pack website recognition at specific events Silver Level Sponsor With a sponsored amount of 500 your company will receive one ticket to the event and one complimentary ticket to banquet In addition placement of your company logo on the Poly Pack website recognition at specific events For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact either Macintyre Peek at mpeek calpoly edu Koushik Saha at ksaha calpoly edu Golf Tournament Schedule Wednesday April 20th 2016 Time Event Location 11 00 12 00 Lunch Private Banquet Room 12 00 15 30 Golf Tournament 6464 Ana Bay Rd Avila Beach Symposium Schedule The Symposium venue is in the Performing Arts Center on Grand Avenue Please refer to this map Parking permits can be purchased at the indicated Permit Dispensers Please allot 15 minutes to find parking Suggested Parking Lot Grand Parking structure 130 Thursday April 21 2016 Time Company Speaker Presentation Location 8 30 9 00 Continental Breakfast Performing Arts Center Pavilion 9 00 9 15 Opening and Introduction Performing Arts Center Pavilion 9 15 9 45 DOW Chemical Company TBD Performing Arts Center Pavilion 9 45 10 15 MONOSOL Yah Parulekar Ph D Senior Manager Strategic Marketing Developments in Water Soluble Packaging for Detergents Innovating for Safety Performing Arts Center Pavilion 10 15 10 30 Break 10 30 11 00 Edwards LifeSciences Viper RajPara Corporate Packaging Engineering TBD Performing Arts Center Pavilion 11 30 12 00 OIA Global Brandon Ripley Regional Business Development Manager TBD Performing Arts Center Pavilion 12 00 12 45 Lunch Performing Arts Center Pavilion 12 45 13 15 Constellation

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/polypack/poly-pack-symposium/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Egg Drop
    fee for students No kits or pre made designs may be used The structure must be the individual s or team s invention The structure must be completely released no strings or other attachments The structure must land in a designated target area a 4 x 4 area marked out No propulsion systems will be allowed No gases e g helium other than air can be present in the structure when it is weighed No high viscosity fluids are allowed peanut butter jelly etc No sharp objects or hazardous materials are permitted No liquids or anything that will splatter other than the egg Volume will be calculated based on the rectangular cube length x width x depth of the container s exterior surface The package entries will not be returned upon entry they become the property of Poly Pack For sanitary reasons event organizers will dispose of all packages and eggs after the contest Judging Grade AA Large eggs will be supplied at the contest Contestants cannot bring their own eggs A panel of Judges will inspect all containers before they are dropped A majority vote shall constitute a panel s decision Once an egg is weighed in with the structure package that egg cannot be exchanged with another The egg must be placed into the container on site Judges must be able to place the egg in the container or remove it without damage in a maximum time of 30 seconds Exceeding these time limits may lead to disqualification If the egg is damaged during placement removal within the container the team may be disqualified The egg must be undamaged after the drop in order for the score value to be recorded The egg is considered damaged if any cracks fissures splits breaks appear on the surface of the

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/polypack/egg-drop/ (2016-02-17)
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