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Representing Low-Income Taxpayers in Tax Court Training: Part One

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Don’t miss the opportunity to join the inaugural pro bono panel of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services and the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School.  Each year the United States Tax Court sees over 20,000 pro se taxpayers seeking relief from proposed or existing tax assessments. In this seminar, representatives from the IRS Counsel’s Office, the Office of Appeals, and the Court will demystify court procedures and prepare attorneys to provide pro bono representation to the 70 % of Tax Court petitioners who are unrepresented.


The Chief, Special Tax Court Judge Peter Panuthos will address the nature of the court, and how an attorney’s representation benefits the taxpayer and fosters the court’s goal of a fair tax system.  Attendees will also hear from representatives from the IRS concerning how best to work with the agency, and from clinicians familiar with representing clients in these cases.

This seminar is the first in a series of three trainings designed to build a panel of pro bono tax attorneys to assist low income taxpayer clinics and the Tax Court. Stay tuned for the follow up seminars on Tax Collection and Tax Examinations.


Click here to register for Part Two and click here to register for Part Three.

In return for attending the free training, attendees are expected to take at least one pro bono case. Volunteers will have access to the expert resources and support of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic throughout their case. 

Certificates of attendance will be available.

Law students are welcome to attend but are not eligible to receive referrals of pro bono cases

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Katherine D'Angelo Manter


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