Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

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A Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is an organization independent from the Internal Revenue Service that represents low income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in audit, appeals, collections and federal tax litigation. The University of Denver’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic has student participants who are earning their Masters in Tax (MT) or Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM) degrees. Students participating in the clinic will gain valuable experience handling client matters, researching individual and small business tax issues and working directly with the Internal Revenue Service and Colorado Department of Revenue.

To become a student participant: If you are enrolled in the Graduate Tax Program (as an MT or LLM student) or the Sturm College of Law you can participate in the LITC for credit or as a volunteer.

We also welcome volunteers (CPAs, enrolled agents, and attorneys) from the community.

Interested students and volunteers should contact either Erin Stearns or Samantha Galvin for more information.

To become a client: Your must meet our income guidelines, the income guidelines for 2018 are as follows:

Family Size Gross Income Ceiling
1 $30,350
2 $41,150
3 $51,950
4 $62,750
5 $73,550
6 $84,350

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:
  1. Individuals who are unable to effectively represent themselves;
  2. Individuals who are facing immediate risk of levy; and
  3. Cases that provide comprehensive educational opportunities for our students.

If you are interested in becoming a client, please download the DU New Client Application fill it out completely, and send it back to us using the contact information posted below. Please note we follow an academic calendar and due to scheduled breaks, we may not be able to provide immediate assistance.


University of Denver Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
2255 East Evans Avenue, #390
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: (303) 871-6331
Fax: (303) 871-6822



Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208