Tax Disputes

Legal Aid helps low income residents of Wisconsin who have a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.

Types of tax controversies Legal Aid assists with:

  • IRS Collections and installment arrangements
  • Tax duties of new residents
  • Innocent and Injured Spouse cases
  • Audits and Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court cases, 
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Currently not Collectible cases
  • Taxes discharged in bankruptcy

Legal Aid does not prepare tax returns. If a client needs assistance preparing a return, they should contact a Volunteer Tax Assistance Site (“VITA site”).   VITA sites are located throughout the state.

We also do not assist with controversies with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue or Criminal Tax Cases.


  • You make less than 250% of poverty level, and
  • You must be a Wisconsin resident.

For more information about federal taxes, the Legal Aid Society recommends visiting the IRS Taxpayer Advocate’s website.