Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 

 We offer special help for special circumstances… 

 and advocate for our clients so their voices can be heard. 

When you don’t know where else to turn,  Accounting Aid Society’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic can help.

Dealing with the IRS can be intimidating, confusing and expensive – and knowing what to do, or who to turn to, can be overwhelming. If you need help resolving a dispute with the IRS and are experiencing financial difficulty, or if you speak English as a second language and need help understanding your taxpayer rights and responsibilities, you may be eligible for Accounting Aid Society’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).


To request a consultation, complete an application form here, or contact us at litc@accountingaidsociety.org or (313) 556-1920 ext. 1219

We can help you if:

  • You got a notice or letter from the IRS
  • You need legal help in US tax court
  • Your property has been taken to settle a tax debt
  • The IRS has denied you the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • You need help with an Injured or Innocent Spouse Claim
  • Your don’t believe you owe the amount of money the IRS is asking you to pay
  • You need to settle a tax debt
  • Your identity has been stolen
  • You are being audited
  • You need to help setting up a payment plan with the IRS

Representation and Support

We ensure low-income and ESL taxpayers are treated fairly by providing pro bono legal representation on behalf of those in dispute with the IRS.


We strive for fairness and integrity of the tax system by identifying and advocating for issues that impact low-income and ESL taxpayers.


We provide education to taxpayers and non-native English speakers on the US tax system to help them understand and comply with their responsibilities as taxpayers, exercise their rights, and prevent disputes down the road.


If you need assistance in resolving a tax dispute with the IRS and are unable to afford legal representation, or if you speak English as a second language and need help understanding your rights and responsibilities as a taxpayer, you may qualify for help. 


Size of Family  Income Ceiling (250% of poverty guidelines)
1 $  36,450
2 $ 49,300
3 $ 62,150
4 $ 75,000
5 $ 87,850
6 $ 100,700
7 $ 113,550
8 $ 126,400


For each additional person, add $  12,850



Although Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) receive partial funding from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Accounting Aid Society’s LITC, employees and volunteers are completely independent of the IRS.


I would like to express my profound gratitude to you for assistance with my tax situation with the Internal Revenue Service. I can never repay you for everything you did for me surrounding this matter at what was an EXTREMELY difficult time for me. After meeting you, I was more than sure that my affairs would be handled both competently and thoroughly. I am very fortunate I have had you on my side…

- Anonymous LITC Client

What does the Michigan expanded EITC mean for you?

Learn more: EITC FAQ