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. CTLP also operates a program providing free start-up legal services to Richmond area nonprofit organizations.
“I would like to thank you for helping me out with my tax issues. Though I still have a ways to go to improve my financial standing, your expertise in handling my tax situation was a great burden that was lifted off my shoulders. It has given me breathing room so that I may continue to work and be a better provider for my children. … from the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me.”
The report outlines the cumulative efforts of tax clinics throughout the nation. There is special mention of CTLP in the section on clinic history on p. 4 of the report.
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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 more than 1000 taxpayers annually. The practitioners and firms as well as others that we have selected to honor this year are representative of the commitment and generosity shared by all of CTLP’s volunteers.
Litigation by CTLP pro bono volunteer Timothy L. Jacobs leads IRS to make decision in certain innocent spouse claims.