The ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides legal representation, advice, and referral services to low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or cannot afford to pay Federal Income taxes that are owed.
LITC aims to ensure the fairness of the tax system by providing pro bono representation to low-income taxpayers with disputes with the IRS, as well as identifying issues impacting low-income taxpayers. Furthermore, the LITC regularly conducts tax education events on a wide range of tax issues to increase taxpayer understanding of their rights and responsibilities within the tax system. Please contact our office for more information.
We can assist you at all stages of your case, including:
The LITC can also assist with most Federal Income Tax issues, including:
Negotiation or Settlement of Tax Debt
Earned Income Tax Credit verification and denials
Dependency exemption and filing status
Injured/Innocent Spouse claims
Worker classification (employee or independent contractor)
Levies and Liens
Identity Theft involving your tax return, income, or refund claims
The LITC does NOT prepare client income tax returns – If you are in need of free tax preparation services, you can locate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic near you through Free Tax Prep website.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for the LITC services from our office if: You are a resident of New York State and meet income and asset eligibility requirements.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you think you may be eligible, call (716) 847-0662 x 316. Leave a message with your name, description of your tax problem, and a phone number where you can best be reached during normal business hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
Non English & Limited English speaking clients
If you are non English or limited English speaking, interpretation services can be arranged for you. PLEASE let us know while scheduling your appointment to ensure that an interpreter will be available.
You may also fill out our online intake form by clicking the link below.
Below you will find helpful resources that could answer certain tax related question you may have:
Get in touch
438 Main Street, 7th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-0662 x 316