PITTLaw Taxpayer Clinic

Income Tax Assistance


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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Taxpayer Clinic offers law students opportunities to gain practical lawyering skills while representing low-income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Students are supervised by three experienced tax law attorneys who also are Pitt adjunct faculty members. The clinic is funded by the IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant program (LITC), though the clinic is independent of the IRS. Clients are individuals who have disputes with the IRS concerning their federal taxes; however, the clinic does not prepare tax returns.
LocationAllegheny
Intake ProcedureThe clinic gives free legal help to persons, based upon their level of income, who have federal income tax problems or need federal income tax advice. Dealing with the clinic will not affect taxpayers’ rights before the IRS.

The clinic provides free advice and assistance for:

•Income tax returns being examined by the IRS;
•IRS tax-collection problems;
•Tax cases pending before the United States Tax Court
 
Client Information
Eligibility•The client’s income;
•The issues involved in his or her case;
•The availabilities of clinic students.

Each qualified client will be phoned by a student from the clinic, to arrange a meeting to discuss the client’s legal needs. All conversations with clients are confidential.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Alice L Stewart
Contact's Position Clinic Administrator
Physical Site Address 1 Barco Law Building
Physical Site Address 2 3900 Forbes Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Mailing Address 1 P.O. Box 7226
Mailing City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Mail Attention To University of Pittsburgh Law School Taxpayer Clinic
Main Phone 412-648-1300
Web Address http://www.law.pitt.edu/academics/juris-doctor/clinics/tax
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Income Tax Assistance
Affiliated Program: Income Tax Assistance
This Service: PITTLaw Taxpayer Clinic
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: VITA Programs (DT-8800.9300)