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If you need assistance, please call, or email us at info@bka.org or (718) 487-2300.

Brooklyn A’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, launched in 2015, exists to represent and provide education and outreach to low income taxpayers including those who speak English as a second language (ESL).

We represent low income taxpayers  in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. And educate low income and ESL taxpayers about taxpayer rights and responsibilities and advocate on  their behalf.

Our Goals

  • Ensure fairness and integrity of the tax system for taxpayers who are at a disadvantage and may not have the means to pay for representation

Legal Advocacy

  • Taxpayers’ Rights
  • Consumer protections on tax-related issues that harm low-income households, including tax-time financial products, such as tax refund anticipation loans and checks; problems with tax preparation services; and private collection of IRS debt

Education & Outreach

We conduct educational, counseling, and outreach activities throughout New York City, including workshops on-site or at the offices of our CBO partners and other groups.

The core outreach activity is community workshops to address tax issues, including 

  • Tax recording 
  • Filing requirements and due dates 
  • Taxpayer Bill of Rights 
  • Eligibility for various deductions and credits 
  • Tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act 
  • Worker classification 
  • Identity theft 
  • Innocent spouse relief 
  • Collection alternatives

Legal Work

The Clinic provides various controversy services including, but not limited to:

  • Requesting abatement of penalty and interest;
  • Examination/Certification/Recertification of earned income tax credit;
  • Filing petitions in Tax Court;
  • Litigation;
  • Appeals;
  • Examinations;
  • Innocent spouse relief;
  • Injured spouse relief;
  • Identify theft; 
  • Audit assistance;
  • Employment tax liability; and
  • Collection alternatives (installment agreements, OICs).

Looking for Assistance? 

  • For an appointment call: (718) 487-2300 or email info@bka.org
  • We do not prepare tax returns. Click here for information on where to get assistance with filing your tax.
  • Brooklyn A’s LITC services are free for eligible taxpayers.To see if you qualify for assistance please refer to the income guidelines as set forth by the IRS here.

This project is funded by the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Community Partnerships

  • Flatbush YMCA of Greater NY
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