FRLS held virtual Low Income Taxpayer Clinic on Facebook ahead of Tax Season to explain common tax problems, available resources

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(FLORIDA)- As the year comes to a frigid end. Tax season is beginning to warm up and can be stressful for some folks who are dealing with major tax problems.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not with Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.'s tax law experts at your side.

So to ease the pain, FRLS has hosted a free online Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) on Monday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. on its Facebook page.

The virtual clinic was led by FRLS attorney Roberto Suarez and was moderated by FRLS Outreach Director Sueanna Jones. The two of them tackled common tax problems in an engaging Q&A seminar.

Topics of the online seminar included child tax credits, dependent exemptions, and innocent spouse relief.

FRLS can provide direct legal services to taxpayers who have personal income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

FRLS's work involves tax litigation, audits, refund claims, tax settlement, and much more.

The non-profit law firm also assists taxpayers with a number of educational workshops which will cover such topics as an overview of the IRS and Federal Income Tax systems, the importance of proper completion of the W-4, different filing statuses, dependents, deductions and various tax credits, specifically, but not limited to, Earned Income Tax Credit, home ownership credits, child credits, and education credits.

At each taxpayer education workshop, taxpayers will also have an opportunity to obtain limited advice and consultation regarding their personal tax issues.

In order to qualify for assistance from an LITC, generally a taxpayer’s income must be below a certain threshold, and the amount in dispute with the IRS is usually less than $50,000.

Although LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, LITCs, their employees, and their volunteers are completely independent of the IRS.

FRLS provides representation, education, and advocacy for taxpayers who are low-income or speak English as a second language.

If you have any questions about FRLS' LITC Program, please contact FRLS at 1-888-582-3410.

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