Prospective Clients

How can I become a client?

If you need legal assistance with a federal or state income tax matter, please call 804-358-5855 and press 8 for the intake line or email us at info@ctlp.org. The initial phone call is to gather information and to complete the intake interview. After the initial phone call, your issue will be presented to our attorneys, and  you will receive a phone call informing you if your case has been accepted. 

Meeting with Clients
Who can become a client?

You may be eligible for representation if you meet both of the following requirements:

  • The amount the IRS says you owe is $50,000 per tax year or less

  • Your household's total income does not exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty guideline

Please consult the chart below to see if your income might qualify you for representation (data provided for the 48 Contiguous States, Puerto Rico, and D.C.,  250% poverty level)

How can we help?

We help low-income taxpayers with the following issues when the amount in dispute is $50,000 or less per tax year:

  • IRS Notices, including Notices of Intent to Lien or Levy and Notices of Deficiency

  • Petitions to the United States Tax Court

  • IRS Liens and Levies

  • Offers in Compromise

  • Installment Agreements

  • Innocent Spouse Relief

  • Injured Spouse Relief

  • Collection Due Process Hearings

  • Appeals Conferences

  • Tax Audits

  • Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility and Denials

How much does it cost?

We do not charge clients for our services. However, if you are accepted as a client, you may need to pay for expenses incurred during representation, such as filing fees, court costs, transcript costs, copying, and mailing charges. The likelihood of a taxpayer incurring any of these costs is minimal.