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Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS and 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. 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. For more information or to find an LITC near you, see the LITC page on the TAS website or Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List.

Related Letters and Forms

  • Letter 566-B – ICL 30-Day Combo
  • Letter 525 – General 30-Day Letter
  • Letter 2194 – Alternate Minimum Tax Proposal Letter
  • Letter 1862 – Initial Contact Letter – SFR Program
  • Letter 566-J – ICL 30 Day Combo – Secure Messaging
  • Letter 566-L – Service Center ICL – 30 Day Combo Letter for Manual use by Tax Examiner

Additional Resources

If you want someone to contact the IRS about the letter on your behalf, you will need to complete Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.  You can download this form at www.irs.gov or request a copy by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). You may be eligible for representation from an attorney, certified public accountant, or enrolled agent associated with a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). LITCs are independent from the IRS and the Taxpayer Advocate Service. 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. 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. For more information or to find an LITC near you, see the LITC page at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/litcmap or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. This Publication is also available online at www.irs.gov or by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676.