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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Legal Services

Mission: The community tax law project provides free tax legal assistance and conducts tax-related financial literacy programs to low-income virginia taxpayers.

Programs: The community tax law project (ctlp) is dedicated to ensuring access tolegal services for low-income taxpayers embroiled in federal or statetax disputes. By providing free legal representation to those unable topay for such services and by educating them about their tax rights andresponsibilities, ctlp works to ensure fair and equal treatment forall. Ctlp provides representation at all stages of tax controversyincluding exam, audit, appeals, collections, innocent spouse claims,identity theft issues, and u. S. Tax court cases. In 2014, ctlp assisted969 taxpayers, securing nearly $1. 2 million in reduced tax liabilities andrefunds for its clients. Ctlp also conducted 31 educational andoutreach activities and assisted 21 nonprofits with start-up services. Volunteers provided in-kind services worth $338,738.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Community Tax Law Project (CTLP) is a unique, small agency that provides free legal assistance to taxpayers who have a tax controversy with the IRS. It is well-run with an extremely low overhead. It was the first low income taxpayer clinic in the country, founded by Nina Olsen who is now the IRS National Taxpayer Advocate. CTLP allows the working poor and elderly access to legal tax help when the IRS or the Virginia Dept. of Taxation has denied taxpayers the opportunity or resources to rectify their tax problems. CTLP is a remarkable agency with a tiny staff and a huge cadre of volunteer attorneys and accountants. CTLP is profoundly effective and deserving of your charitable donation for its projects.

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