Taxpayer Assistance

Increasingly, low-income people come to us with issues that involve tax controversies before the IRS.  These tax controversies often result in liens, levies or the denial of refunds.  For low-income New Yorkers, these penalties often inhibit their ability to meet other financial commitments, including rent or mortgage payments, which can mire them in a host of civil legal issues.

As a result, in January 2017, Mobilization for Justice launched a new program that provides free legal advice, counsel and representation to taxpayers in federal and related New York state income tax controversies in areas including:

  • audits and examinations;
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) appeals;
  • liens and levies;
  • employee/independent contractor disputes;
  • injured spouse claims;
  • innocent spouse relief requests; and
  • identity theft.

Mobilization for Justice receives pro bono support from the attorneys at Morrison & Foerster, Fried Frank and Shearman & Sterling.

For help, please call our intake line at (212) 417-3839.  The intake line is open from 12 noon to 2 pm every Wednesday.  For all other times, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Please note that Mobilization for Justice does not generally provide tax return preparation services.  For free tax preparation services to qualifying New Yorkers, please visit the NYC.gov website here.

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