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Tax Controversy

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Through the IRS’s LITC (Low Income Taxpayer Clinic) program, households earning less than the IRS stated income limit (generally $50,000) have access to follow-up tax and legal services at no or little cost.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) represent low-income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service; assist taxpayers in audits, appeals, and collection disputes; and can help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and correct account problems. If you are a low-income taxpayer who cannot afford professional tax assistance or if you speak English as a second language (ESL) and need help understanding your taxpayer rights and responsibilities, you may qualify for free help.

This program allows the low-income tax filers to rectify any past reporting issues and settle any outstanding taxes and/or fines with the IRS. Once tax filers have rectified past issues, they are able to move forward on more stable financial footing.

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In addition to the established Controversy services offered by NC Legal Aid, North Carolina Central University has expanded its clinics to encompass controversy services. To access controversy services through NC Legal Aid or NCCU, click on an image below:

The NC-TAC is a coalition effort between Reinvestment Partners, Duke Law School, NCCU School of Law, and NC Legal Aid, and numerous other Community Organizations, City, County and State Agencies dedicated to assisting NC taxpayers in utilizing available tax services in and around Durham.

  • Capital Bank
  • City of Durham EWD
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation