What We DoQualifying for HelpAbout the Taxpayer Clinic and its Mission
The Florida Rural Legal Services Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic is a free legal-aid clinic that provides legal services to low-income taxpayers who are in controversy with the Internal Revenue Service and educational services relating to tax matters to those for whom English is a second language. We will arrange to meet with clients at other times on an as-needed basis. The Tax Clinic also provides important tax-related legal services to indigent Florida taxpayers.1) You have a Federal Tax issue

2) You satisfy the Tax Clinic’s low-income requirements or English is your second language

3) The amount in controversy is less than$50,000 per tax year
The Tax Clinic is supported by funding it receives from a variety of sources, including the IRS. This program is approved by the State Bar of Florida as an entity eligible to receive pro bono contributions from attorneys. The Clinic is grateful for the support it has re-ceived in the past, and looks for-ward to receiving additional fund-ing from new donors to expand its critical services.

Did you receive a letter from the IRS?
Don’t panic!
Call Us to Get Help:
(888) 582-3410


For more information view the Brochure Tax Clinic Brochure – Tax Clinic


Our VITA partners will be offering free tax prep to our clients, both in person and virtually



  • Publication 1: Taxpayer Rights (explains your rights and the processes for examination, appeal, collection and refunds)
  • Publication 5: Taxpayer Appeal Rights and How to Prepare a Protest if You Don’t Agree (explains how to appeal your case if you don’t agree with the IRS findings)
  • Publication 556: Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund (explains the rules and procedures that IRS follows in examinations)
  • Publication 594: The IRS Collection Process (explains your rights and responsibilities regarding payment of federal taxes)
  • Publication 1660: Collection Appeal Rights (your collection appeals rights)
  • Publication 971: Innocent Spouse Relief (if you believe you qualify as an “innocent spouse” to be relieved of part or all of the joint liability of taxes owed by you and your former spouse).
  • Publication 3605: Fast Track Mediation – Collection (explains the process for prompt resolution of tax issues)

Problems we help solve

  • Child Tax Credit denials
  • Collection of tax debts
  • Currently Not Collectible Status
  • Dependent exemption problems
  • Earned Income Tax Credit problems
  • Hardship claims
  • Identity theft resolution
  • ITIN applications
  • Injured spouse relief
  • Innocent spouse relief
  • Installment agreements
  • IRS Appeals representation
  • IRS audit representation
  • Levies on Social Security income
  • Levies on wages
  • Offers in Compromise (OIC)
  • Responding to IRS notices
  • Self-Employment Tax Issues
  • U.S. Income tax treaty consultation
  • U.S. Tax Court representation