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Pro Bono Volunteers Help Taxpayer Prevail in U.S. Tax Court

A Spanish-speaking taxpayer providing childcare, a critical service in high demand, was audited by the IRS. During the examination, the IRS reviewed her tax return filed as a sole proprietor and disallowed various credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For lower income sole proprietors, tax credits can be critically important in helping the proprietor pay their Social Security and Medicare taxes. For this taxpayer, the need was even more acute as the refund was earmarked to help her meet the needs for her own special needs child. Two of the LITC’s volunteer attorneys stepped in to represent this mother and childcare provider in the U.S. Tax Court. With the attorneys’ assistance, the IRS disallowance was reversed, and she received all the credits she claimed on her tax return.


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