Professor Robert Nassau on the IRS’s Pilot Free Online Tax Filing Program: “It’s one more option for free tax preparation, and hopefully people will take advantage of it.”

Professor Robert Nassau, Director of the Sherman F. Levey ’57, L’59 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, spoke with the Associated Press about the IRS’s pilot program to provide a free online tax filing service.

The IRS Direct File program is being tested in 12 states this year as an alternative to commercial tax preparation software.

“I really hate to see lower-income people giving money to paid preparers,” Nassau says. “I get angry about it.”