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LITC Advocacy in Action

A single mother in her 30s was denied her claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and related credits for a recent tax year and missed the deadline to appeal the decision to the U.S. Tax Court. She sought help from an LITC, which connected her with a pro bono volunteer attorney who filed an audit reconsideration request on her behalf. The attorney presented new evidence to prove the taxpayer’s son resided with her and that she provided his financial support. The IRS reversed its decision and awarded her the refund. The pro bono attorney went further, helping to amend the taxpayer’s other tax returns to claim her son as a dependent and for the EITC, which provided much needed additional refunds.


Did you know there is a Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

The taxpayer Bill of Rights is grouped into 10 easy to understand categories outlining the taxpayer rights and protections embedded in the tax code.

It is also what guides the advocacy work we do for taxpayers.

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