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As Many as 20,000 Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics Represented Taxpayers in IRS Tax Controversy Cases.

As Many as 20,000 Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics Represented Taxpayers in IRS Tax Controversy Cases.

Today, the IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program office released a summary of its annual report for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Individual taxpayers with low incomes or who are learning English as a second language can benefit from LITCs’ representation, education, and advocacy, according to the study (ESL).

It’s a federal grant program that is overseen by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, which is headed by Erin M. Collins, the National Taxpayer Advocate.

LITCs represent low- and moderate-income taxpayers who are involved in IRS audits, appeals, or collection disputes and whose incomes fall below 250 percent of the federal poverty guideline. Litigation and IRS representation can be provided by LITCs to taxpayers.

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They can also help ESL taxpayers by providing information on their rights and responsibilities in a variety of languages.

Services offered by LITCs are either free of charge or cost a minimal amount. A grant from the Internal Revenue Service allows them to help and advocate for taxpayers.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program highlights from its 2021 annual report were announced today by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Individual taxpayers with low incomes or who are learning English as a second language can benefit from LITCs’ representation, education, and advocacy, according to the study (ESL).

It’s a federal grant program that is overseen by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, which is headed by Erin M. Collins, the National Taxpayer Advocate.

LITCs represent low- and moderate-income taxpayers who are involved in IRS audits, appeals, or collection disputes and whose incomes fall below 250 percent of the federal poverty guideline.

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They can also represent taxpayers in court and before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). ESL taxpayers can take advantage of their ability to provide information in multiple languages about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers.

LITCs offer free or low-cost services. A grant from the Internal Revenue Service allows them to help and advocate for taxpayers.

How to Become a LITC

The IRS provides matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualified organizations through the LITC Program. If you’d like to learn more about the LITC Grant Program, please contact Karen Tober at karen.tober@irs.gov or check out Publication 3319, Grant Application and Guidelines for more information.

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