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If you owe back taxes, you’ve probably seen ads from companies promising to help you pay just pennies on the dollar and settle your debt with the IRS.

But don’t fall for the bait; that promise is doubtful at best.

If you do have a tax dispute with the IRS, there’s a better way to handle it…

Read more: Your chances of an audit are way down — unless you fit into one of these 15 categories

Getting help from Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

The IRS in partnership with the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate makes free Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) available across the country to assist taxpayers who are of limited means.

The chief function of LITCs is to provide pro bono representation on the behalf of taxpayers. But these organizations also educate them about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers.

Finally, LITCs also have the responsibility of identifying and advocating for issues that impact low income taxpayers. 

Certain income requirements do apply if you plan to use the resources of an LITC in your area.

Have a tax dispute with the IRS? These organizations can help

Using an LITC makes the most sense if you fall into one of the two following categories:

  • You are a low income taxpayer who needs assistance in resolving a tax dispute with the IRS and you cannot afford representation.
  • You speak English as a second language.

Here’s a complete rundown of LITCs across the country…

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Source: How to file your taxes for free regardless of your income by Clark on Rumble

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Theo is director of content for clark.com. He has co-written 2 books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times.
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