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Problem Solving Days

Have a tax problem you haven’t been able to resolve with the IRS? The Taxpayer Advocate Service will assist taxpayers at Problem Solving Days.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) conducts Problem Solving Day events in communities throughout the country. During these events, TAS employees from a local office are available to assist taxpayers in person who are –

  • Experiencing a financial hardship or having financial difficulties because of a tax problem;
  • Trying, but haven’t been able to resolve an IRS tax problem with the IRS; or
  • Believing an IRS system or procedure isn’t working.

Pre-Filing Season Events

Want to avoid delays this filing season, including refund delays? If you prepare your own tax returns, whether it’s through software or on paper, come visit us before you file that federal tax return.

Just stop by, let us put our 20 years of advocacy experience with the IRS to work for you with tips to avoid common filling errors and unnecessary refund delays this season, and pass “go” with confidence. There are no fees, no catches, just stop by for good information that could help you.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) assist low income individuals who have a tax dispute with the IRS, and provide education and outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL).

LITCs can represent you before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection matters, and other tax disputes. Services are provided for free or for a small fee.

In order to qualify for assistance from an LITC, generally a taxpayer’s income must be below a certain threshold, and the amount in dispute with the IRS is usually less than $50,000.

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance / Counseling for the Elderly

If you have limited income and need help preparing your federal tax return, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program may be able to help you.

Each year, VITA and TCE sites serve taxpayers in communities throughout the country. IRS-certified volunteers staff these sites. They provide free tax preparation and electronic filing for basic tax returns.

You must meet some basic guidelines to use the VITA or TCE programs.