Low Income Taxpayer

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“Due to the end of the semester and current caseload of the LITC, we are not accepting new clients until Spring 2018.  Prospective clients may fill out the application (press the button above) and send it to us in order to be placed on our waitlist.”

What we do

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (“LITC”) provides free legal representation to qualifying taxpayers with federal tax issues. Students and volunteers of the LITC, working under the supervision of the Director and Staff Attorney, represent low income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the U.S. Tax Court in audits, appeals, collections and federal tax litigation. 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 experience handling client matters, researching individual and small business tax issues and working directly with the IRS and North Carolina Department of Revenue.


Students who wish to enroll in the LITC must be in good academic standing.  Fundamentals of Income Taxation is a co-requisite for enrollment in the LITC.

Potential Clients and Community Partners

For client eligibility requirements, please visit the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Income Eligibility Guidelines available on the IRS website.  If you are a taxpayer who is seeking representation from the LITC, please click the “New Client Application” button at the top of the screen and following the instruction on the form. If you are a community partner who is attempting to refer a taxpayer to the LITC, please complete this referral form.

In addition to representation of taxpayers, LITC students and attorneys engage in community education and outreach.  If you are interested in partnering with the LITC in an outreach event, please complete the Outreach Request Form.


Although the clinic receives partial funding from the IRS, it is not affiliated with the IRS.  Utilizing the services of the LITC will not affect a taxpayer’s rights before the IRS.

Contact Information

Director: Deanna Coleman
Telephone: 919-530-7166
Email: taxclinic@nccu.edu