19: How Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) Can Help With Tax Disputes


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All taxpayers deserve quality taxpayer support and representation. However, this can be a costly avenue to achieve. Many taxpayers who stumble upon a tax dispute are unaware of the assistance out there. In this week’s podcast, Kelly talks about options for taxpayer help. LITCs, also known as Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, are independent organizations in place to help taxpayers in need fight their disputes.

Educating Taxpayers on LITC

Kelly invites William Schmidt, clinic director at Kansas Legal Services, to better explain the ins and outs of LITC and taxpayer assistance programs. Will has also coauthored a chapter for the American Bar Association on preparing clients for IRS disputes. In addition, William has a podcast Tax Justice Warriors. Kelly and William share how the public can find and benefit from tax assistance.

Listen to Kelly and William talk such as:

  • How William found his way to LITCs
  • LITCs affiliations
  • Three types of Taxpayer Clinics
  • Legal aid preparation problems
  • Type of cases William handles
  • Real estate tax concerns
  • How clinics balance cases
  • Poverty levels and funding
  • Number of taxpayers helped per year
  • Outreach and education to the public
  • Tax mistakes and resolutions
  • Virtual settlements
  • Case and trial expectations

More About Kelly Phillips Erb:

Kelly is the creator and host of the new Taxgirl podcast series. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney with considerable experience and knowledge. She works with taxpayers like you every day. One of the things that she does is help folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them.

Links Mentioned:

Kelly’s Website – Taxgirl


William Schmidt - LinkedIn

William Schmidt’s – American Bar Tribute

William's Podcast – Tax Justice Warriors

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