Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
WELCOME TO THE LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC at INDIANA LEGAL SERVICES
Our goal is to represent, educate, and advocate on behalf of Hoosier taxpayers to ensure that all Indiana residents are able to know, understand, and exercise their fundamental rights as taxpayers.
WHAT WE DO
Our Tax Clinic serves the community by providing FREE legal assistance to Indiana taxpayers involved in disputes with IRS, including:
- Audits/ Exams
- Collection issues
- Innocent spouse relief
- Tax-related identity theft
- Worker misclassification
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Filing status disputes, and more.
This includes representation before U.S. Tax Court, if necessary. Our Tax Clinic may also represent clients in state tax controversies if they are directly related to federal tax controversies.
We also conduct regular outreach throughout the state in an effort to educate taxpayers regarding their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers. This includes outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language, as well as outreach to survivors of abuse. If you are interested in providing tax education to those people within your community, contact us and let us know!
We also have a website devoted to tax information for survivors of domestic abuse. Click here to visit!
WHO WE REPRESENT
Our Tax Clinic is located in Bloomington and serves clients throughout the entire state of Indiana. Although all of the Tax Clinic’s services are provided free of charge, we are generally limited to representing clients whose income does not exceed 250 percent of the annual Federal Poverty Guidelines. Click here to learn more about these guidelines. However, we may be able to accept clients outside these limits in certain circumstances. Contact us to determine whether you are eligible.
HOW TO APPLY
You may apply by phone during regular office hours of the ILS Bloomington location. You should have any IRS notices and tax documents that were sent to you and any paperwork you filed with the IRS.
Toll Free: (800) 822-4774
Where Can I Learn More?
Below you will find links to helpful information related to a number of different tax subjects.