Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

What is the Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic?

The Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) represents low-income taxpayers involved in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. The LITC also provides education and outreach services on the rights and responsibilities of U.S. taxpayers to individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL). All services are provided at no charge to qualifying individuals.

What types of cases does the LITC handle? 

LITC tax controversy services include:
· Representation relating to a dispute involving an IRS account, collection, examination, or Appeals Office matter or a federal tax matter in federal courts, including the U.S. Tax Court.
· Assistance to a victim of identity theft on a federal tax matter, or a state tax matter (but only when the clinic is representing that taxpayer in a federal tax controversy).
· Preparation of an amended return, if necessary to resolve a controversy for which the clinic is representing a taxpayer.
· Representation in a state or local tax controversy, when the clinic is representing that taxpayer in a federal tax controversy.

How do I contact the LITC? 

Our office is located on California Polytechnic State University’s campus in Building 3 – Room 107, San Luis Obispo, CA 94301.
Our office hours as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm, Friday: 9 am – 12 pm
We can also be reached by phone at (877) 318-6772 or at (805) 756-5725 for our Spanish speaking clients; or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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