Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)
 Legal Aid of North Carolina,  1-800-682-4592
 Representing low-income taxpayers who are having problems with the IRS

 
LANC's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides low-income North Carolina taxpayers with representation in federal and state tax controversies and educates individuals about their rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers.  The Clinic serves low-income individuals in 61 counties of Eastern North Carolina, the Triad Area and the Triangle Area.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-682-4592 (toll-free) or 252-758-0113.

About us

LANC's LITC focuses on:
 4 Providing legal representation to low-income taxpayers who have
      existing tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and
      the NC Department of Revenue (NCDOR); and
 4 Providing tax assistance and education to individuals who speak
      English as a second language.

LANC's LITC is based in the LANC-Greenville Office and serves residents in 61 counties in North Carolina.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-682-4592 (toll-free) or 252-758-0113.

Types of Cases Accepted

LANC's LITC accepts all types of federal and state tax cases, such as cases involving:
  Ÿ Collection issues, including offers-in-compromise, installment agreements
     and currently-not-collectible status
  Ÿ Examination, including audit reconsideration
  Ÿ Innocent and injured spouse claims
  Ÿ Appeals
  Ÿ Liens
  Ÿ Levies
  Ÿ Tax Court litigation
  Ÿ Identity theft
  Ÿ Cancellation of debt
  Ÿ Employment classification

What is a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)?

A Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is a qualified clinic that receives money from the Internal Revenue Service to provide controversy services, English as a second language services, or both.  A LITC that provides controversy services represents low income taxpayers before the IRS by assisting taxpayers in audits, appeals and collection disputes.  A LITC may also represent individuals before the United States Tax Court.
 
A LITC that provides English as a second language services offers outreach and education to taxpayers for whom English is a second language or for those who have limited English proficiency.
 
Although LITCs receive money from the IRS to provide services to taxpayers, LITCs, their employees, and their volunteers are completely independent of, and are not associated with, the Internal Revenue Service.

Do I qualify for representation?

If you are a low-income taxpayer who cannot afford professional tax assistance and are facing a controversy with the Internal Revenue Service, you may qualify for free representation from Legal Aid of North Carolina's LITC.

You must meet certain guidelines to qualify for LITC representation.  In general, a taxpayer must meet income guidelines (250% of the federal poverty guidelines), must be alien eligible for Legal Aid of North Carolina's services, and must not have an amount in dispute per tax year exceeding $50,000.

How do I contact LANC’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic?

Legal Aid of North Carolina's LITC is based in the LANC-Greenville Office.  For more information or to schedule an appointment,  call us at 1-800-682-4592 (toll-free) or 252-758-0113. 

You may also contact the LANC-Durham Office for assistance at 919-688-6396.

Are there other Low Income Taxpayer Clinics in North Carolina?

There are two other LITC programs in North Carolina:
   Ÿ Northeastern Community Development Corporation (Camden, NC)
      252-338-5466
   Ÿ Western North Carolina Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (Charlotte, NC)
      Legal Services of Southern Piedmont,
      704-376-1600 or 800-438-1254

 


Disclaimer

The materials contained on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.  Also please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not provide legal assistance by E-mail. Contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation.
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Mission Statement

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

 

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