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Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2021 supplemental application period now open

Monday, March 15, 2021


WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will accept applications for an 18-month Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching
grant from all qualified organizations.

The application period will run from March 15, 2021-April 16, 2021. The budget and the period of performance for the supplemental grant will be July
1, 2021-December 31, 2022. Organizations currently receiving a grant for 2021 are not eligible to apply.

Qualified organizations that are awarded grants will ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system for taxpayers who are low-income or speak
English as a second language (ESL taxpayers) by: providing pro bono representation on their behalf in tax disputes with the IRS, educating them
about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers, and identifying and advocating for issues that impact these taxpayers.

Applications will be accepted from all areas, but priority consideration will be given to organizations that can provide services in the identified
geographic areas, listed below.

Geographic underserved areas in need of LITC services:

  • Arizona – Gila County
  • Florida – Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Orange, Putnam, Seminole and Sumter Counties
  • Idaho – Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Boise, Bonneville, Butte, Canyon, Caribou, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Franklin, Freemont, Gem,
    Idaho, Jefferson, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Madison, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Teton, Washington and Valley Counties
  • Nevada – Entire state
  • North Dakota – Entire state
  • Pennsylvania – Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Monroe, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties
  • Puerto Rico – Entire territory
  • West Virginia – Entire state
  • Wyoming – Entire state

The LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by National Taxpayer Advocate Erin
M. Collins. The LITC Program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand or continue low income
taxpayer clinics.

The LITC Program funds organizations to represent low-income taxpayers who have a tax controversy with the IRS and to educate ESL taxpayers about their
rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers. An LITC must provide services for free or for no more than a nominal fee.

Although LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, LITCs, their employees and their volunteers operate independently from the IRS. Examples of qualifying
organizations include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical programs at accredited law, business or accounting schools whose students represent low-income taxpayers in tax disputes with the IRS.
  • Organizations exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(a) whose employees and volunteers represent low income taxpayers in
    tax disputes with the IRS or refer those taxpayers to qualified representatives.

Applications must be submitted electronically at by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 16, 2021. The funding number is TREAS-GRANTS-052021-002.

Copies of IRS Publication 3319, 2021 Grant Application Package and Guidelines PDF, can be downloaded from, ordered online from or ordered
by phone by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

Questions about the LITC Program or grant application process can be addressed to the LITC Program Office at 202-317-4700(not a toll-free call) or
by email at In addition, individuals may also contact Bill Beard at 949-575-6200 (not a toll-free number) or by email

More information about LITCs and the work they do to represent, educate and advocate on behalf of low-income and ESL taxpayers is available in IRS
Publication 5066, LITC Program Report PDF. A short video about the LITC program is available on the IRS website.

Anyone can join the LITC staff for a Zoom webinar where they will provide information about the LITC program and the application process. For details
on the date and time of the webinar, please check the LITC page on


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