University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Taxpayer Clinic

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceThe 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.
Working under the supervision of experienced tax attorneys, the clinic’s students assist in all aspects of delivering legal services to low-income taxpayers in disputes with the IRS. Students engage in interviewing, counseling, research, drafting, and negotiation with the IRS calendar and the disposition of the cases taken. In addition to working with clients, students meet for weekly case-review sessions.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedurePotential clients should call the clinic.
Intake RequirementsClinic personnel will decide whether or not to represent a client based on eligibility. 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.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
EligibilityDetermined by:
  • The client’s income;
  • The issues involved in his or her case;
  • The availabilities of clinic students.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 3900 Forbes Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Main Phone 412-648-1300
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: University of Pittsburgh
Affiliated Program: University of Pittsburgh School of Law
This Service: University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Taxpayer Clinic
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Community Legal Clinics (FV-1400)
Law Schools (HD-6000.6200-400)
Legal Representation (FP-4500)
Legal Services (FT)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)
Tax Appeals Filing Assistance (DT-8400.8400)
Taxpayer Advocate Services (DT-8400.8700)