Levin College of Law

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Students in our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, directed by Professor Derek Wheeler, represent taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS. Students represent clients with an array of issues, including earned income tax credit audits, refund claims, and collections matters. The Clinic participates in ABA’s Virtual Settlement Week each semester, assisting taxpayers in settling their Tax Court cases. In those cases alone, the Clinic has reduced taxpayer liabilities by tens of thousands of dollars and facilitated the issuance of thousands of dollars in tax refunds. Additionally, the Clinic is active in the local community making presentations to taxpayers at the local library, Santa Fe College, and Peaceful Paths. The Clinic partners with the United Way of North Central Florida to ensure that any taxpayers who utilize the VITA tax preparations services have access to tax assistance if a controversy arises.

The LITC also provides educational presentations to low-income individuals and people who speak English as a second language (ESL) in the local community. UF Law’s LITC is supported with funding by the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Services and the Levin College of Law.

Professor Derek Wheeler, Director of LITC


Student Impact

“The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic was the perfect opportunity to both gain real-life exposure to the field while continuing to work towards my law degree. As a student interested in Trust and Estate Planning, participating in the clinic helped me to apply foundational legal concepts learned in the classroom in real practice. Upon graduation, I need to be prepared for helping to assess and address situations across a wide array of clients and income levels. The LITC presented multiple experiences and situations I will likely come across in my future career, while also developing client relationship management skills.”
Alex Carney, JD and LLM in Taxation Candidate, 2022


Learn More

To request more information, please fill out this form. Students interested in enrolling in the clinic may contact Professor Wheeler.

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