As Director of the LITC Program at the IRS, I would like to invite readers to consider whether you or an organization you are affiliated with might be interested in applying for a 2022 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant. Applications will be accepted between May 3, 2021 and June 18, 2021 for matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to develop, expand, or maintain an LITC. The full announcement can be viewed here. In 2021 the IRS received additional funding from Congress to expand the LITC Program and to establish clinics in underserved areas.
The LITC Program is committed to achieving maximum access to representation for low-income taxpayers. We strive to have sufficient clinic coverage in each state, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. At present, Nevada, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico do not have an LITC. Additionally, parts of Arizona, Florida, Idaho, and Pennsylvania have gaps in coverage.