Tax Clinic Receives IRS Grant
The Internal Revenue Service has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Law School’s Robert M. Mankoff Tax Clinic. The funds will help support the clinic’s work in two areas: representing low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS, and doing community outreach to such taxpayers, many of whom are not fluent in English, in an effort to prevent tax problems before they can arise.
The grant comes through the IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program, which was created in 1999 to assist qualifying taxpayers with free or low-cost representation, education, and advocacy services. Across the country, more than 130 organizations—including clinics at accredited law, business, and accounting schools, legal aid and legal assistance groups, and other nonprofits—receive LITC funding. The Mankoff Tax Clinic has received an LITC grant each year since the program’s inception; the $100,000 grant for 2015 is the largest available.
Further information on the LITC program is available here.