The IRS provides matching grants of up to $100,000 per calendar year to develop, expand, or continue the operation of a qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Qualified LITCs include organizations that represent low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and conduct education and outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL) for free or a nominal fee.
LITCs are operated by legal aid and legal services organizations, clinical programs at accredited law, business or accounting schools, and other non-profit organizations that serve low income individuals and families.
How do I find more information about applying for a grant?
The 2021 LITC Grant Application Period is open from April 30, 2020 through June 16, 2020.
Download the Presentation from the training call on May 12, 2020.
Coronavirus Update: Application Deadline Extension
If your organization is required to submit a full grant application, you may be eligible for an extension to the June 16, 2020, deadline. To find out if you’re eligible, email the LITC Program Office.
See Publication 3319, Grant Application Package and Guidelines (PDF). This publication outlines the guidelines and requirements for receiving an LITC grant and provides instructions on how to apply.
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Map and Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List (PDF) show the location of current LITCs.