Free or Low Cost Assistance for Low Income Taxpayers with a Tax Issue

If you are a low income taxpayer who needs help in resolving a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and cannot afford representation, you may qualify for free or low cost assistance from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).

Tax Assistance Provided

LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems with the IRS, such as audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes. LITCs can represent taxpayers in Tax Court as well as with the IRS. In addition, LITCs can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. LITCs provide services for free or a small fee. LITCs receive IRS grants but work independently to assist and advocate for taxpayers.

Who is Eligible to Receive Assistance?

Generally, taxpayers whose incomes do not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines may qualify for assistance. Contact the LITC nearest you to find out if you meet income and other eligibility requirements.

Philadelphia Legal Assistance LITC
215-981-3800
Spanish, Farsi, and other languages through interpreter services available

Villanova Federal Tax Clinic
888-829-2546 or 610-519-4123
Spanish and other languages through interpreter services available.


Please note the location listed is the main office and many clinics have additional office locations. Please call the clinic if you would like to find out about additional locations.