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Perhaps nothing strikes more fear in the hearts of people than receiving a notice from the IRS. Understanding IRS tax notices and addressing past or current tax problems is the goal of APLA’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.
In May 2012, AIDS Project Los Angeles assumed responsibility for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC), formerly operated by the HIV/AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA). However, APLA has a long history of providing tax representation for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. APLA was one of the five founding members of HALSA, along with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Public Counsel, AIDS Service Center, and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
APLA’s tax advocate, Larry Goldstein, is an expert with representing clients who have a tax controversy. With over 35 years of experience, Goldstein reports that the need for this service is now greater than ever since both federal and state taxing authorities continue to try to collect past due amounts from taxpayers who previously thought income from Social Security was not subject to a levy.
The LITC at APLA is the only program of its kind in the metro area of Los Angeles County. Recently, APLA settled a case where the taxpayer’s tax liability for 2008 was reduced by more than $208,000 and also freed up the 2011 refund in an amount exceeding $900. When low-income taxpayers see results such as this, the personal satisfaction cannot be quantified.
For more information about APLA’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, please call 213-201-1500 for eligibility.
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