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Tax Clinics Adjusting to Virus’s Restrictions as Pandemic Drags On

Dec. 16, 2020, 9:46 AM

Law school clinics that provide services to low-income taxpayers have had to adjust to an array of new challenges, nearly a year into the Covid-19 pandemic.

From limits on meeting in person or holding community events, to difficulties transferring documents and communicating with a shuttered IRS, the pandemic has created a variety of obstacles to serving taxpayers across the country who might not otherwise get help.

More than 130 low-income taxpayer clinics across 45 states and Washington, D.C., received IRS funding in 2020, according to the agency. These clinics help low-income people with federal tax disputes at the ...