IRS Awards New Mexico Legal Aid $40,678

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service announced $385,678 in matching grants to New Mexico Legal Aid in Albuquerque and eight additional recipients for development of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) in underserved areas around the country for the last six months of the 2016 grant year. New Mexico Legal Aid was awarded $40,678.
 
The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Although LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, LITCs, their employees and their volunteers operate independently from the IRS.
 
The LITC program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand, or continue low income taxpayer clinics.
 
The LITC program funds organizations to represent low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and to educate individuals who speak English as a second language about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers. An LITC must provide services for free or for no more than a nominal fee.
 
The following is a list of additional organizations awarded a part-year grant:
 
2016 ADDITIONAL LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINICS
 
Name of Organization
City
State
Award Amount
Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc.
Riverside
Calif.
$50,000
JCVision and Associates, Inc.
Hinesville
Ga.
$25,000
New Mexico Legal Aid
Albuquerque
N.M.
$40,678
Hofstra University
Hempstead
N.Y.
$42,000
Touro Law Center
Central Islip
N.Y.
$47,000
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Tulsa
Okla.
$50,000
South Texas College of Law
Houston
Texas
$43,000
Texas A&M University
Fort Worth
Texas
$43,000
University of Utah
Salt Lake City
Utah
$45,000
 
In February 2016, the IRS awarded $10.72 million in matching grants to 129 other organizations for operations throughout the year.
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