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Your Civil Rights Are Protected


The Internal Revenue Service will not tolerate discrimination against anyone because of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), reprisal, disability, age or sex (in education programs or activities) by its employees or anyone who volunteers or works with taxpayers at one of these community partners:

  • Low Income Tax Clinics (LITC)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and
  • Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites

Other bases that apply in education or training programs or activities conducted by the IRS include religion, sexual orientation and status as a parent.


Persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency should be able to participate in or benefit from programs and services that IRS supports. Site Coordinators or Managers at the above sites are required to:

  • Provide a reasonable accommodation when a person with a disability makes a request.
  • Take steps to make sure Non-English speaking people have access to their programs or activities.
  • Language assistance services may include oral and written translation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about reasonable accommodation.   

 How to File a Complaint

If you believe you’ve been discriminated against, send a written complaint to:

Operations Director, Civil Rights Division
Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service
Room 2413
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20224

For questions about your civil rights, contact us at the above address.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Jun-2015