Free Clinics Here to Help This Tax SeasonBack >
February 14, 2016
By Talia Rodriguez
2015 Open Buffalo Emerging Leader
This upcoming tax season the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is here to help! Residents of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties may be eligible for our services.
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides representation, advice, and referral services to low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS or cannot afford to pay federal income taxes that are owed. We can assist with any stage of your case, including appeals, audits, collections, and court proceedings. The LITC works toward the negotiation or settlement of tax debt, earned income tax credit examinations, removing levies and liens, and identity theft involving tax returns, income, or refund claims.
If you think you may be eligible, call (716) 847-0662. Leave a message with your name, description of your tax problem, and a phone number where you can best be reached during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). A staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
The LITC also provides educational outreach to social service organizations working with low-income households, immigrants, or refugees in Western New York. If you are affiliated with one of these groups and wish to have the LITC speak at an event regarding various tax issues that affect your community, contact us at (716) 847-0662 ext. 316.
More information is available at on the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s website.