The Community Tax Law Project (CTLP) provides free legal help to Virginia’s low wage families and individuals experiencing economic harm because of a tax problem. Our services directly strengthen the financial stability of working families and ensure that all Virginians receive fair and equal treatment in tax disputes.
“It brought comfort to know someone profes-sional was on my side. The natural feeling connected with the IRS is FEAR. You put my mind and heart at ease.”
CTLP has long recognized that the backbone of our program to protect the rights of Virginia’s low- and moderate-income taxpayers is the strong and continuous support we receive from the tax professionals – attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents – who comprise our Pro Bono Panel. Their generosity enables us to provide assistance to approximately 1,000 taxpayers annually. The following tax professionals, advisers, law student interns, and administrative volunteers who have assisted CTLP clients during the past year are representative of the commitment and generosity shared by all of CTLP’s volunteers.
CTLP was very fortunate to have received the financial support of a very special group of firms in 2015. Their generous support has made it possible for us to continue to provide expert legal assistance to low-income families. We sincerely thank the following firms for their generosity.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her 2015 Annual Report to Congress in January 2016. The report analyzes the most serious problems facing taxpayers, recommends tax law changes to Congress, and presents research studies into issues affecting taxpayers.
The LITC Program Report provides an overview and history of the LITC program, describes the work of clinics nationwide on behalf of low income taxpayers, and explains how this work helps to ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system. Read about CTLP on page 5 in the history section of the report.
Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. Explore your rights and the IRS’s obligations to protect them.