All taxpayers deserve quality taxpayer support and representation. However, this can be a costly avenue to achieve. Many taxpayers who stumble upon a tax dispute are unaware of the assistance out there. In this week’s podcast, Kelly talks about options for taxpayer help. The LITC, also known as Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, are independent organizations in place to help taxpayers in need fight their disputes.
Educating Taxpayers on LITC
Kelly invites William Schmidt, Clinic Director at Kansas Legal Services, to better explain the ins and outs of LITC and taxpayer assistance programs. William has also co-authored a chapter for the American Bar Association on preparing clients for IRS disputes. In addition, William has a podcast, Tax Justice Warriors. Kelly and William share how the public can find and benefit from tax assistance.
Listen to Kelly and William talk such as:
- How William found his way to LITCS
- LITCS affiliations
- Three types of Taxpayer Clinics
- Legal aid preparation problems
- Type of cases William handles
- Real Estate tax concerns
- How clinics balance cases
- Poverty levels and funding
- Number of Taxpayers helped per year
- Outreach and education to the Public
- Tax mistakes and resolutions
- Virtual Settlements
- Case and Trial expectations
Kelly Phillips Erb created and hosts the Taxgirl podcast, your home for tax news, tax info and tax policy. In each episode, she shares conversations about taxes, money and the choices we make. Kelly is a practicing tax attorney who works with taxpayers like you every day. She helps folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keep others from getting into them.
Kelly’s Website – Taxgirl
William Schmidt – LinkedIn
William Schmidt’s – American Bar Tribute
William’s Podcast – Tax Justice Warriors