Information for Taxpayers Seeking LITC Services

By | January 4, 2016

If you are a low income taxpayer who needs assistance in resolving a tax dispute with the IRS and you cannot afford representation, or if you speak English as a second language and need help understanding your taxpayer rights and responsibilities, you may qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) that provides free or low cost assistance.


Workshops for low-income taxpayers

Workshops for low-income taxpayers represent and help low income taxpayers before the internal revenue service (IRS, for its acronym in English) in audits, appeals and collection disputes. Also, the LITC help taxpayers respond notices from the IRS and to correct problems in the accounts. If you are a low-income taxpayer and cannot pay the services of a professional who represent you or if speaks English as a second language  and need help understanding your rights and responsibilities as a contributor, perhaps may qualify for assistance that provide the LITC free of charge or for a charge nominal.


Qualifying for Workshops for low-income taxpayers

Based on the levels of poverty that the Department of health and human services (HHS) publishes annually, each Workshop decides if you are eligible of income, besides if meets other criteria, before representing you. In general, income from taxpayers who are entitled to receive these services, can not exceed more than 250 percent of poverty levels.


Income Limits for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Help

 Income Ceiling (250% of Poverty Guidelines)
Size of Family  48 Contiguous States,
Puerto Rico, and D.C.
 Alaska  Hawaii


 $29,425 $36,800  $33,875


$39,825     $49,800  $45,825


 $50,225     $62,800  $57,775


 $60,625     $75,800  $69,725


 $71,025     $88,800  $81,675


 $81,425     $101,800  $93,625


 $91,825   $114,800  $105,575


               $102,225   $127,800  $117,525

 For each additional person, add

 $10,400     $13,000  $11,950


LITC and Helping Taxpayers File Taxes

Although the LITC receive from the IRS partial funding, the LITC, employees and volunteers, are completely independent from the IRS. The list below lists the LITC that receive federal funds for the calendar year of 2015. These workshops are operated by organizations of non-profit or academic institutions. Instead of an LITC low income taxpayers could perhaps receive help from a system of referred operated by state bar associations, societies of accountants or registered agents local or State or other professional organization of non-profit taxes. This publication is not a recommendation by the IRS for taxpayers to hire a workshop for low-income taxpayers or other similar organization to represent you before the IRS. The decision to obtain representation will not result in the IRS granted preferential treatment to treat the problem or dispute of the taxpayer. The contact details of the workshops may change, so is that please check the information more