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Monday, April 2, 2018

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Annual Report

The IRS has released (IR-2018-75) Program Report and 2018 Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List:

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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 2016, LITCs represented 19,479 taxpayers dealing with an IRS tax controversy. They helped taxpayers secure more than $4.3 million in tax refunds and brought more than 4,200 taxpayers back into compliance.

Through outreach and education activities, LITCs ensured individuals understood their rights as U.S. taxpayers by conducting more than 2,500 educational activities that were attended by over 70,000 persons. More than 1,800 volunteers contributed to the success of LITCs by contributing 47,480 hours of their time. More than two-thirds of the volunteers were attorneys, CPAs or enrolled agents.

Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List
The IRS’s LITC Program Office has also posted on IRS.gov the 2018 update of Publication 4134. This publication contains the names and contact information for the 2018 LITC grant recipients that can provide representation and education to low income taxpayers and taxpayers who speak English as a second language.

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