Faculty of Law tax clinic receives $ 100,000 grant – The Source


The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, one of 11 legal clinics at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, recently received a $ 100,000 grant for 2022 from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent arm of the Internal Revenue Service. .

This is the maximum grant awarded under the program and will be used to continue funding the clinic’s work to represent, educate and advocate for low-income taxpayers and those for whom English is a second language who does not. otherwise could not afford legal representation.

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic was established as part of the school’s clinical program in the fall of 2014. It represents indigent taxpayers in active tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.

The clinic’s faculty, staff and volunteer lawyers contributed more than 25,000 hours to clinic-related activities, of which more than 5,600 were provided by volunteers. Law students, in collaboration with the faculty of the clinic, represented or consulted nearly 500 taxpayers, obtained more than $ 113,000 in federal refunds and corrected or compromised more than $ 1.5 million in federal taxes, penalties and interest.

The clinic is headed by Sarah Narkiewicz, Associate Dean for Clinical Education. Jennifer Stoll is the supervising lawyer.


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