Friday, March 10, 2017
The IRS yesterday released (IR-2017-56) Program Report and 2017 Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List:
LITC Program Report
The Internal Revenue Service’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its annual program report, which details how LITCs have provided representation, education, and advocacy for taxpayers who are low income or speak English as a second language (ESL).
During 2015, LITCs represented 18,751 taxpayers in disputes with the IRS and provided consultation or advice to an additional 18,810 taxpayers. LITCs helped taxpayers secure more than $4.3 million in tax refunds and eliminate more than $64 million in tax liabilities, penalties, and interest.
Through outreach and education activities, LITCs also ensured ESL individuals understood their rights as U.S. taxpayers. LITCs conducted over 3,000 educational activities attended by over 78,000 persons. Overall, more than 1,800 volunteers contributed to the success of the LITCs.
Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List
The IRS’s LITC Program Office has also posted on IRS.gov the 2017 update of Publication 4134. This publication contains the names and contact information for the 2017 LITC grant recipients that can provide representation and education to low income taxpayers and taxpayers who speak English as a second language