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United Way of Tarrant County and Texas A&M School of Law To Host Tax Webinar to Help Filers Stay Safe During Tax Season

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 4, 2023) — United Way of Tarrant County and the Texas A&M Tax Dispute Resolution Clinic will host Choosing a Tax Professional—a free, educational webinar providing tips for the upcoming tax season—Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Tax experts will present warning signs to prevent fraudulent scams and how to choose a professional tax preparer to meet individual needs. Attendees will also receive information on free tax prep services including United Way of Tarrant County’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

To access the webinar or for more information, visit The session can be viewed via Zoom or Facebook Live from the law school’s Facebook page here: Preregistration is not required.


Robert Probasco is a senior lecturer at Texas A&M University School of Law, where he directs and supervises students in the Tax Dispute Resolution Clinic. He writes and speaks frequently on various topics in tax controversy and administration.

Pennie Clayton, VITA program manager, oversees United Way of Tarrant County’s 10 VITA sites and ensures IRS compliance. She has worked with VITA since 2014, where she first helped coordinate volunteers.

About Texas A&M Tax Dispute Resolution Clinic

The Texas A&M Tax Dispute Resolution Clinic helps qualified clients resolve tax problems with the IRS and recommends changes that prevent problems. Some of the services the clinic provides are representation during IRS audits, challenging audits, and negotiating payment alternatives for taxes owed.

About United Way of Tarrant County

United Way of Tarrant County brings people together to build strong communities where everyone thrives. As a nonprofit leader, we help communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, financial stability, and health resources. In the past two years, we have doubled our impact, helping more than 550,000 people through our resources. We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2022 and are ready to serve Tarrant County for years to come.

United Way of Tarrant County provides free income tax preparation assistance at its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Free Tax Centers located in multiple locations across Tarrant County. Tax services are available for individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 or less. For the past 13 years, VITA volunteers have prepared more than 80,000 returns, helping return more than $149 million in tax refunds to Tarrant County families and our community.

Cliff Smith        
Texas A&M University School of Law        

Deanna W. Titzler        
United Way of Tarrant County