Consumer Justice Program

Going through the legal process with the Clinic gave me a tunnel of hope.... If it wasn’t for the Clinic, I don’t know what we would have done.
— Mildred L., Housing Client
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Helping Hoosier Homeowners

Behind on Your Mortgage or Soon Will Be?
You are not alone… all across Indiana families are losing their homes to foreclosure. There are federal programs you may be eligible for that could lower your interest rate, reduce your monthly payment or even forgive a portion of your mortgage if you owe more than your house is worth. The Clinic has helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure by working with their lenders to negotiate lower payments. We can assist you, regardless of your income. Take action! The longer you wait the harder it is to obtain a solution.

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LITC

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Do you need help with the IRS?
If you are in the middle of a tax controversy with the IRS, we can help! As a recognized Low Income Taxpayer Clinic with the IRS, we provide legal representation for clients throughout the state of Indiana whose income is below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

We also offer educational outreach programs to inform low income and immigrant taxpayers of their tax rights and responsibilities. Contact us if you would like to host a workshop.

We help with a variety of tax issues, including the following:

1. Tax Court Litigation
2. IRS Exams & Audits
3. IRS Appeals
4. Identity Theft/Tax Preparer Fraud
5. Liens and Levies  
6. Collection Alternatives
    - Installment Agreement
    - Offers In Compromise
    - Economic Hardship (EITC)
7. Earned Income Tax Credit Denials
8. Innocent Spouse Relief
9. Underreported/ Disputed Income
10. Cancellation of Debt Income

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The Clinic’s tax department is an IRS designated Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Although we receive funding from the IRS, the Clinic and its employees and volunteers are not affiliated with the IRS.  A taxpayer’s decision to seek assistance from the Clinic will not affect the taxpayer’s rights before the IRS.  The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic works to resolve Taxpayers’ federal tax controversies and does notgenerally provide tax preparationservices.

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Other Consumer Issues

Our attorneys can also offer information and assistance with landlord/tenant matters, bankruptcy and consumer debt,  wills/estates, as well as SSI/SSD, for clients whose income is at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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