Taxes

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.