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Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

IRS Awards Texas A&M University Law Grant for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic for DFW Metroplex

The Internal Revenue Service yesterday announced $385,678 in matching grants to nine additional recipients for development of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) in underserved areas around the country for the last six months of the 2016 grant year. Irs_logo

The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Although LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, LITCs, their employees and their volunteers operate independently from the IRS.

The LITC program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand, or continue low income taxpayer clinics. The LITC program funds organizations to represent low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and to educate individuals who speak English as a second language about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers. An LITC must provide services for free or for no more than a nominal fee.

The following is a list of additional organizations awarded a part-year grant:

2016 ADDITIONAL LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINICS

Name of Organization

City

State

Award Amount

Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc.

Riverside

Calif.

$50,000

JCVision and Associates, Inc.

Hinesville

Ga.

$25,000

New Mexico Legal Aid

Albuquerque

N.M.

$40,678

Hofstra University

Hempstead

N.Y.

$42,000

Touro Law Center

Central Islip

N.Y.

$47,000

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.

Tulsa

Okla.

$50,000

South Texas College of Law

Houston

Texas

$43,000

Texas A&M University

Fort Worth

Texas

$43,000

University of Utah

Salt Lake City

Utah

$45,000

In February 2016, the IRS awarded $10.72 million in matching grants to 129 other organizations for operation throughout the year. For complete details of the previous release, see the news release IR-2016-32.

For more information about LITCs or to find a clinic near you, visit our Low Income Taxpayer Clinics page.

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