In the event that you owe past taxes, have unpaid tax debt, or are involved in a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, you may believe your only alternative is to hire a costly tax debt reduction firm. However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers Low Income Taxpayer Clinics for persons who earn less than 250 percent of the statutory poverty limits.
The poverty line varies depending on the number of people in your family, but it starts at $13,590 in 2022 for an individual and may rise as high as $46,630 for a family of eight, with an extra $4,720 for each additional person in the home, according to the Census Bureau. In other words, if you earn up to $33,975 as an individual taxpayer, you may be eligible for tax assistance. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicates in Publication 4134 that additional qualifying conditions may apply.
What Are the Functions of Low-Income Tax Clinics?
Those who qualify for low-income tax clinics may get a range of services either for free or for a minimal cost. If you decide to employ a tax debt relief organisation or a tax attorney to assist you in resolving your tax troubles, you may end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on these services.
Tax professionals that provide LITC services may help with the following:
- Disputes over tax collecting
- Legal counsel in the tax court
Spanish, Creole, French, Chinese, Polish, and Vietnamese are just a few of the languages that LITC centres may deliver services in. The availability of multilingual services varies depending on the clinic and the location.
You may locate a clinic near you that provides free or low-cost tax assistance by visiting the Taxpayer Advocate Service website, which is accessible via the IRS.