Legal Aid of Western Michigan offers low-income tax clinic
“We want to make sure tax payers get everything their entitled to under the tax code," Steve Grumm, Director of Engagement said.
Legal Aid of West Michigan is working with low-income families to ensure they get all the benefits they’re entitled to this tax season. The nonprofit provides a Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC), which works with and represents people who are actively have a problem with the federal tax process.
“So people who get notices that they owe back taxes, maybe contesting a question with the IRS," Director of Engagement for Legal Aid of Western Michigan explained.
Legal Aid of Western Michigan can also help to point individuals in the right direction with tax preparation. With more tax credits amid the pandemic, like the Child Tax Credit and Stimulus Checks, Grumm says it’s normal for people to need some assistance.
“I think especially among low-income tax payers and working families, there is a big need for this," Grumm said. “...It's really important to us to remind people that even if they don’t have much income to report there may be tax credits that they are entitled to.”
For tax preparation assistance, community members can call 211 or visit this IRS site to be connected with Legal Aid of West Michigan partner, United Way. Those in search of representation can visit Legal Aid of West Michigan online.