Information for Potential LITC Grantees

The IRS provides matching grants of up to $200,000 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 LITC Program Office will host 2 separate webinars in February and March 2023, dates to be announced shortly for the 2023 Supplemental Grant Application Period.

IRS to Announce 2023 Supplemental LITC Grant Application Period

The Internal Revenue Service to announce 2023 Supplemental Application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Grants program will open in mid-February, and remain open for six weeks.

Watch this video and review Publication 3319, LITC Grant Application Package and GuidelinesPDF, for program participation requirements, standards for operating an LITC, and information about how to apply. Be sure to note actions that should be initiated before applying. Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic ListPDF, provides location and contact information for current LITCs, and the languages in which each offers services. Currently there are 132 Clinics, 51 Legal Services Organizations, 42 Academic Institutions, 35 Not for Profit, 4 Sponsored by State Bar Association or Pro Bono Volunteer Organizations.

If you have questions about the LITC Program or grant application process, please contact the LITC Program Office at 202-317-4700 (not a toll-free call) or email at

See Publication 3319, Grant Application Package and GuidelinesPDF. This publication outlines the guidelines and requirements for receiving an LITC grant and provides instructions on how to apply. Additional guidance will be provided in the coming weeks.

The Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic ListPDF shows the location of current LITCs.

See the Taxpayer Advocate Service website for more information on LITCs.