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).

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Consultation

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

We help taxpayers with the following issues:

  • IRS notices
  • IRS liens and levies
  • Identify theft
  • Offers in compromise
  • Installment agreements
  • Innocent spouse relief
  • Injured spouse relief
  • Collection due process hearings and appeals
  • Tax audits
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) eligibility and denial
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) issues

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.

Advocacy

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

Education

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.

Eligibility

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 $ 31,900
2 $ 43,100
3 $ 54,300
4 $ 65,500
5 $ 76,700
6 $ 87,900
7 $ 99,100
8 $ 110,300

For each additional person, add $11,200

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

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