Low Income Taxpayer Clinic


AppalReD's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides low-income taxpayers with expertise and advocacy in resolving tax matters.

Our experienced attorneys can help you with a number of issues, including:

  • Levy Releases
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • IRS Negotiations
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Appeals
  • Tax Lien Resolutions
  • Tax Court Litigation
  • Identity Theft
  • Provide consultations about a tax matter

Do you have questions about these or other tax issues? Call our clinic directly at 1-800-477-1394 or email our LITC Paralegal Tina Heiser at tinah@ardfky.org.

Although the AppalReD Low Income Taxpayer Clinic receives funding from the IRS, the clinic, its employees, and volunteers are not affiliated with the IRS. A taxpayer's decision to use the tax clinic's services will not impair the taxpayer's rights before the IRS.

Our clinic personnel do not prepare tax returns, but they can refer you to locations that will prepare returns for free.

Tax Matters: Additional Information

Decode Your IRS Notice

LITC Pro Bono Program

Law students and attorneys interested in gaining tax controversy experience, while helping Kentucky families, should consider participating in AppalReD’s LITC Pro Bono Program.

AppalReD’s pro bono panel assists the tax clinic. Pro bono volunteers may work on site or remotely.

AppalReD represents clients before the IRS and Kentucky Department of Revenue. With regard to tax controversies in the United States Tax Court, AppalReD serves both the Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY trial locations.

Please complete the online volunteer application for more information.

The AppalReD pro bono panel is an excellent way for law students and attorneys to help families in Kentucky.

Tax Facts

2022 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $160,844.57

2022 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $35,156.30

2021 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $71,875.00

2021 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $18,232.00

2020 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $75,451.00

2020 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $31,606.00

2019 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $60,222.18

2019 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $47,560.79

2019 Obtained "Currently Non-Collectible" status in 10 cases

2018 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $1,283,876.50

2018 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $2,442.39

2017 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $19,872.59

2017 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $386,756.49

2017 Restored four Kentucky Driver’s Licenses

2016 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $5,730.94

2016 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $364,067.59

2016 Other Damages Recovered $4,000

2015 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $31,654.35

2015 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $323,621.36

2014 Dollars Refunded to Taxpayers $30,321.88

2014 Liabilities Decreased or Corrected $119,480.40

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