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Using Tax Assistance Programs #1: Low Income Tax Payer Clinics

September 19th

tax helpThe Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program is designed to aid individuals who are in dispute with the IRS, but who are below a specific income level and therefore cannot afford the help of a qualified tax attorney.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics function independently of the Internal Revenue Service. However, they receive partial (usually matched) funding from the IRS through the LITC grant program. These clinics are typically exempt from taxation under IRS nonprofit organization regulations. Assistance in such institutions typically comes from qualified tax attorneys, students at an accredited accounting or law school, or individuals who are qualified to refer taxpayers to outside help.

LITCs are qualified to offer a wide range of support services. They will provide representation before the IRS or during court proceedings pertaining to audits, tax collection disputes, and other pertinent issues. Some clinics can also provide advice, support services, and information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities.

Qualifying for Low Income Tax Payer Clinic Assistance

There are a few different criteria under which a taxpayer may qualify for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic assistance. First and foremost, taxpayers who speak English as a second language may qualify. Such taxpayers can receive help in understanding taxpayer rights and responsibilities.

The other group that may qualify for LITC assistance is low-income taxpayers. Taxpayers who cannot afford legal help, may seek aid from an LITC in negotiating a dispute with the IRS. These clinics have the power to decide independently who meets the income eligibility guidelines and other criteria. However, for an individual, the 2011 standard low-income taxpayer income ceiling is $27,225. For couples, the limit is $36,775, and for families the ceiling is $46,325.



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