Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Philadelphia Legal Assistance provides free advice and, in some cases, representation for taxpayers who have tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We provide assistance in federal tax cases.

The LITC also provides educational tax presentations to service providers and taxpayers, with a special grant to provide information to taxpayers who speak English as a Second Language.

Practice Areas: Federal Taxes

Intake Procedure:

Applicants may apply for assistance from the LITC by calling the telephone intake line or applying online.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must live in Philadelphia, except for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, who must live or work in Pennsylvania.

Funded By: Internal Revenue Service Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program


Good News about the Stimulus Payment

Good Stimulus Payment news for Social Security, SSI, and Veterans Benefit Recipients who did not get the additional $500 per qualifying dependent!

If you are a Social Security, SSI, or Veterans Benefits recipient and did not claim the extra $500 stimulus payment (the CARES Act Economic Impact Payment, or EIP) for the children you take care of, you now have until September 30th to claim the payment through the IRS website.

Four Things I Didn’t Know Before Becoming a Tax Advocate for Low-Income Taxpayers

Anthony Marqusee has been an advocate in Philadelphia Legal Assistance's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic since 2017. In this blog post Anthony describes four things he's learned about how audits affect low-income people.


Lazlo Beh - Attorney

Lazlo Beh is the Supervising Attorney of the Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC).

Omeed Firouzi - Attorney
Anthony Marqusee - Paralegal