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Tax Law Project

Manager: Shirley Peng

Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Tax Law Project works to ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system for low-income taxpayers by educating about taxpayer rights and responsibilities, by providing free representation in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and by identifying and advocating for issues impacting low-income taxpayers.

Tax law can be confusing and hard to understand, and working with the IRS can be difficult.

If you are having problems with the IRS, the Tax Law Project may be able to help!

Tax consultation is available regardless of income and assets. Taxpayers whose incomes do not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines may qualify for IRS controversy representation.  The amount in controversy for any tax year generally should not exceed $50,000.

The Tax Law Project does not prepare tax returns.

Common Legal Issues We Help With

The Tax Law Project handles a wide variety of IRS tax matters, including but not limited to:

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Collections, including levies/garnishments and tax liens

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Representation in the United States Tax Court

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Examinations/Audits

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Protecting Taxpayer rights

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Settlements/Offer in Compromise

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Appealing IRS decisions

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Innocent Spouse Relief for victims of domestic abuse

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Identity Theft

How We Help:

We provide information, referrals, advice, self-help services, limited assistance and representation to qualifying low-income individuals with tax issues. The type of assistance we provide depends upon your situation, the legal issue and Legal Aid’s resources. Our services are free to those who qualify.

Tax consultation is available regardless of income and assets. Taxpayers whose incomes do not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines may qualify for IRS controversy representation.  The amount in controversy for any tax year generally should not exceed $50,000.

How to apply for Services:

Call one of our toll-free numbers

Click here to see our toll-free numbers

Taxpayer Problem Solving Day

Do you have a question about your taxes? Need help with pre-season filing readiness or earned income tax credits? Join us for Taxpayer Problem Solving Day! Legal Aid of Nebraska and the Taxpayer Advocate Service are partnering to answer your questions about taxes during this virtual clinic. UPCOMING CLINIC INFORMATION: When: January 30th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where: Zoom breakout rooms Participants may join the Zoom at any point during the time slot to get their questions answered in private meeting rooms with law attorneys and representatives from the IRS! This event is free, but registration is required. NOTE: No tax preparation services will be provided.

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NOTE: Taxpayer Problem Solving Day is hosted every last Tuesday of the Month from 2:30 - 4 p.m., except the month of December.