Information for Potential LITC Grantees

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 LITC Program Office will host 2 separate webinars in May and June for the 2022 Grant Application Period.

IRS Announces 2022 LITC Grant Application Period

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2022 is now open and will run from May 3, 2021 to June 18, 2021. The announcement is posted in the IRS Newsroom.

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. Of the 129 LITCs presently funded, 66 are with legal services organizations, 41 are at academic institutions, 17 are part of community-based nonprofit organizations, and five are sponsored by bar associations or are pro bono volunteer-focused 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 by email at LITCProgramOffice@irs.gov.

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. The updated 2022 package and guidelines will be posted by May 3, 2021

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.