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Help grow the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic’s (LITC) presence in your community.

Is your organization interested in applying for a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program grant? See Information for Potential LITC Grantees.

LITCs are independent from the IRS and the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve tax problems with the IRS. LITCs can represent taxpayers in audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes before the IRS and in court. LITCs can also help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and correct account problems. In addition, LITCs can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Services are offered for free or a small fee.

Clinics participating in the LITC Program ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system for taxpayers who are low-income or speak English as a second Language (ESL) 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.

LITC Eligibility Screening Tool

Purpose: This eligibility screening tool will help potential grant applicants determine if they are a good fit for the LITC Program based on the basic tenets of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 7526 and the mission of the LITC Program.

Introduction: Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system in several different ways. Please use this eligibility screening tool to determine if your organization may be a good fit for the LITC Program, which provides matching grants for up to $100,000 per year. This tool does not determine whether an organization will be funded but is meant to help an organization understand the basic requirements of the program before they begin the application process.

Is your organization interested in representing low-income taxpayers for free (or a nominal fee) in tax controversies with the IRS?


If you have questions about the LITC Program or grant application process, please contact the LITC Program Office at 202-317-4700 (not a toll-free call) or by email.

2021 Publication 3319

The 2021 Publication 3319, LITC Grant Application Package and Guidelines PDF, is available for download. The publication includes information about the LITC Program, how to apply for a grant and eligibility requirements, and standards for operating an LITC.


Applications must be submitted electronically at by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 16, 2021. Get started by creating an account with Follow the on-screen instructions or refer to the detailed instructions here. The funding number is TREAS-GRANTS-052021-002.

Common Errors on Forms

LITC Form 13424-J


Information for Potential LITC Grantees

Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List

2021 Publication 3319, LITC Grant Application Package and Guidelines

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic: Potential Grant Applicants Flyer

2021 Supplemental Application Webinar

LITC Events

Zoom webinar Q&A session for any organizations interested in applying for the 2022 LITC Grant Application Webinar.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
1:00 pm EDT

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic's 2022 grant period for application submission ends June 18, 2021.

Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 161 843 0923 | Passcode: 2g?XdAW+).