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Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Fall 2018 Updates

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The students in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) have continued to provide successful resolution to IRS and Colorado Department of Revenue issues for more than 90 clients in the fall of 2018. The LITC recently had eight offers in compromise accepted by the IRS.  These settlements with the IRS reduced the LITC clients’ tax liabilities by more than $250,000.

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The LITC also continues to await the judge’s decision in the Tax Court case the students tried in April of 2018, after receiving the IRS’s reply brief in August.

The students attended the Tax Court calendar call on September 24, 2018 to consult with unrepresented taxpayers. After the calendar call concluded the honorable Judge Gustafson spent time with the students to answer their questions and share his perspective on the tax profession and the Tax Court. Pictured below are students: Iris Palomino, Myriam Reynoso, Lindsey Daniels, Addy Ojo, Jessica Scherrer, Tim Thompson and Xin Zheng, and Prof. Erin Stearns, outside of the Byron G. Rogers Courthouse where the Tax Court holds session approximately four times a year.

Erin Stearns moderated on a panel at the ABA Taxation Section Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5, 2018. Samantha Galvin continues to write monthly for Procedurally Taxing, a popular tax blog for practitioners and academics, on orders designated by the Tax Court.