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 2024. Session 1, Friday, March 1, 2024, and Session 2 Wednesday, March 13, 2024. 

IRS Announced the 2024 Supplemental LITC Grant Application Period

The Internal Revenue Service to announce 2024 Supplemental Application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Grants program will open on February 26, 2024, and close on April 10, 2024.

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 131 LITCs in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

If you have questions about the LITC Program or grant application process, please contact the LITC Program Office at 202-317-4700 or 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. 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.