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These MONEY heroes help retirees and members of the armed forces with their tax returns, and assist people caught up in legal problems with the IRS.

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Caroline Ciraolo, 44, tax litigator who represents clients on a pro bono basis

Drawn to cases offending her sense of fairness, Ciraolo volunteers about 200 hours a year defending individuals and businesses in IRS disputes.

Clients have ranged from teachers misled about tax law to wives unfairly dunned for taxes on their husbands' income. (She saved the wives millions.)

The Baltimore attorney, who launched her state bar's U.S. Tax Court pro bono program in 2008, got colleagues last year to train personnel at nearby Fort Meade to prepare returns for soldiers -- making her firm a pioneer in a new national program.

"People you help pro bono are very grateful clients. When you get a good result, there are tears."


  @Money - Last updated April 05 2013 06:12 AM ET
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