We help low-income taxpayers with the following issues when the amount in dispute is $50,000 or less per tax year:

  • IRS Notices, including Notices of Intent to Lien or Levy and Notices of Deficiency
  • Petitions to the United States Tax Court
  • IRS Liens and Levies
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Installment Agreements
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Injured Spouse Relief
  • Collection Due Process Hearings and Appeals Conferences
  • Tax Audits
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility and Denials
  • Denial of Various Credits, including the Child Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Issues


Case acceptance is based on meeting both of the following requirements.

  • The amount of tax owed or disputed is $50,000 per tax year or less.
  • The taxpayer’s total income does not exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.


Please consult the following chart for 2018 to see if your income might qualify you for representation by the clinic

INCOME CEILING (250% of Poverty Guidelines)
 For each additional person, add


HOW CAN I BECOME A CLIENT? Complete the Potential Client Information Application or contact the Clinic staff for an appointment to discuss your particular tax issue.  If you have completed the application, bring the form with you.  Please note that you will not automatically become a client by completing/submitting this form. After receiving your completed form, the clinic will contact you to set up an initial consultation meeting. If we accept your case after the consultation meeting, you will receive a retainer agreement. This agreement will outline the terms of services we will provide. Your representation will begin after we receive the signed copy of your retainer agreement. If you do not have access to a computer, or would prefer to give your information over the phone or in person, please call us at 859.547.5542 to schedule an appointment. Due to the high-demand for our services, even if you meet our income guidelines, a number of additional factors are used to determine whether or not we are able to formally represent you. Priority is given to the following cases:

  • Individuals who are unable to effectively represent themselves; and
  • Individuals who are facing immediate risk of levy.

The clinic typically does not accept walk-in appointments.