Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)
If English is your second language and you have questions about taxes, contact us.
How We Help
- Information on the importance of filing taxes and their impact on immigration and public benefits.
- Free information about tax credits for which you may qualify, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Care Credit and more.
- Information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities. Click here to view our presentation on Understanding Your Taxes.
- Referral for assistance with your application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
- Referral to a qualified tax preparer in your neighborhood for FREE assistance in preparing your taxes.
- Referral to free assistance for complicated IRS matters, including filed or unfiled tax returns from previous years.
- Free tax workshops. Dates and locations for upcoming presentations TBA.
- As an English as a Second Language clinic, we strive to provide language assistance whenever possible, including Arabic, Burmese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese
- Other Helpful Information:
- View IRS overview of your rights as a taxpayer (English or Spanish)
- View our Individual Taxpayer Indentification slideshow (English or Spanish)
- Useful websites:
Meet the People We Help
Antonio and Laura both work, but struggle to make ends meet. Laura went to an ESL Low Income Taxpayer Clinic to find out if they qualified for tax credits even though only one of them has a social security number.
Jao arrived in Pittsburgh in late 2010. He does not speak English and worked only a couple of months during the 2010 calendar year. However, he wants to make sure he does the right things as be begins his new life in the U.S. and attends an ESL LITC Clinic in order to understand his tax-related rights and responsibilites.
Fatima came to Pittsburgh as a refugee in late 2009. She got a job and continues to work. Her cousin helped her file her taxes for 2009, but she has since started receiving notices from the IRS. She was nervous and unsure how to proceed. She contacted the ESL Low Income Taxpayer Clinic for help.
*Name changed to protect client confidentiality.