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The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) of The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) represents low-income taxpayers who are involved in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and related state and local tax issues. LASC represents clients with the following tax issues:

  • Tax return(s) being audited or examined
  • Tax debt you are unable to pay
  • Lien on property
  • Levy or wage garnishment
  • Bill from the IRS for taxes from a joint return
  • Earned Income Tax Credit

You may wish to contact LASC if you have experienced one of the following problems related to your taxes:

  • Have you received a letter from the IRS telling you that your tax return is being audited or examined?
  • Have you received a notice from the IRS that there is a deficiency in your taxes? Have you received a notice that the IRS plans to file a lien on your property or garnish your wages for past taxes?
  • Have you received a bill from the IRS for taxes from a joint return for which it is unfair to hold you responsible?
  • Have you received a letter from the IRS about your Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC)?
  • Do you owe a tax debt that you are not able to pay?
Tax Return

 Legal Aid does not generally provide tax return preparation services.

You may inquire about free tax return preparation by calling 2-1-1


Although the tax clinic is supported by IRS funding, this organization and participating practitioners are not affiliated with the IRS or the United States Government. The IRS does not endorse, warrant, or approve these organizations, their participating practitioners, or the services of this organization or participating organizations. The use or failure to use this organization or participating practitioners will not result in any special treatment from the IRS.


Self Help

Earned Income Tax Credit

Tax Preparer Fraud

Form 1040 Basics

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The information on this page is NOT legal advice. If you are seeking representation or Legal advice, please contact the LASC Intake Department at 614-241-2001 or complete an online application. An attorney client relationship does not exist between you and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.

Tax Return FAQ

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