North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law recently added the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). As the newest addition to the school’s nationally ranked legal clinical program, LITC will assist individuals who are experiencing problems with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The LITC is staffed with students and practitioners who have an interest in tax law. Through courses in various areas of tax law and a clinical training program, participants learn how to address various tax related issues. In keeping with the University’s motto of “Truth and Service,” the LITC serves as a forum for practitioners to provide pro bono services to the community, while allowing students to gain valuable practical experience.
LITC is not a part of the IRS, although it receives a partial grant via the LITC grant program. Students and practitioners represent low income taxpayers and negotiate terms on their behalf with the IRS at little to no cost to the client.
Students who wish to enroll in the LITC must be in good academic standing. Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Income Taxation course is a prerequisite to enroll in the LITC.
For eligibility requirements, please visit the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Income Eligibility Guidelines available on the IRS website.