March 15, 2021

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2021 supplemental application period now open

IR-2021-55, 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.