- Is the IRS threatening to take your home or garnish your wages over past- due taxes?
- Has the IRS contacted you about unpaid taxes or delinquent tax returns?
- Has someone filed a fraudulent tax return using your identity?
- Is the IRS auditing your tax return?
If you are a low income taxpayer who cannot afford a tax attorney, you may qualify for free help from Three Rivers’ Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. We represent low income persons before the Internal Revenue Service in audits, appeals, collection issues, tax debt relief and other tax issues and disputes for free. We do not prepare tax returns but, when necessary, may provide for the preparation of an Internal Revenue Service tax return when one has not been filed or needs to be amended to correct errors in the amount of taxes due.
We receive partial funding for this clinic from the Internal Revenue Service. However, the clinic and its volunteers are not employed by the IRS. The clinic is operated by Three Rivers Legal Services, which is a private not-for-profit organization.
Call 866-256-8091 now to make an appointment to speak to one of our attorneys or click Apply for Legal Services Online and receive a call from one of our Intake Specialists, if you are eligible for free assistance.
Don’t Lose Your Earned Income Credit
Are you claiming self-employment income for a small business? Make sure you have bookkeeping notes, receipts, bank statement, etc. to prove this income. Are you claiming dependents that you haven’t previously reported on your tax return? Be sure you can demonstrate that the dependent resided with you and you cared for the for 6 months to 1 year. The IRS will request the dependent’s school records, utility bills, medical records, etc. in an audit/examination. If you cannot prove that you were entitled to claim these dependents, the IRS can ban you from claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for two years. The EITC is the biggest refund generator. Being banned means your refund for the next two years could be reduced by thousands.
Below are links to resources about income taxes and the IRS or visit FloridaLawHelp.org for more information: