Federal Tax Clinic

Information for Clients

The clinic represents taxpayers who have ongoing disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Under current income guidelines, taxpayers who earn from $30,150 per year (for single taxpayers) to $71,950 per year (for a family of five) can receive representation from the clinic. No fee is charged for our services.

The clinic handles tax cases at all stages of the dispute, from clients under audit by the IRS, to cases before the United States Tax Court, and collection cases. Typical cases involve:

  • Small business audits
  • Innocent spouse rules
  • Employee-independent contractor
  • Earned income tax credit and dependency exemptions
  • Collection matters, including offers in compromise

We do not prepare tax returns or offer tax preparation advice.

Clients may be referred to the clinic or they may contact us directly at (206) 685-6805. The clinic is staffed by student-attorneys, a staff attorney and the director, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours and weekend appointments are also available.

The next intake period for the Federal Tax Clinic will be July 17 – 21, 2017. This will be your opportunity to have a student attorney conduct an interview to see if you can become a client of the clinic. Call between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number to call is (206) 685-6805. If you leave a message, we will call you back. The intake will take approximately 20 minutes to half hour. Because we represent low-income taxpayers, there will be questions regarding your income, expenses and assets. During the week after the intake week, we will start making determinations on who we can take on as a client.

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