Northeast New Jersey Legal Services-Low Income Taxpayer Project
Providing free legal services to low-income Bergen, Hudson and Passaic County residents in federal tax law matters
Get FREE legal help for your tax problems.
The LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC (LITC) is part of Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) a private, non-profit legal services organization which provides free legal services to eligible, low-income individuals in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.
Who are We?
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services is a non-profit corporation supported with both public and private funds providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties in a variety of legal matters including federal income tax controversies, public benefits, housing, family, health care, employment, consume and immigration. We provide a broad array of legal services, including legal representation in court and at hearings, advocacy, legal advice and community legal education.
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services. We seek to assure that access to the judicial system is not denied to individuals within our service areas simply because they cannot afford a private attorney.
The LITC and its employees and volunteers are not affiliated with the IRS. A taxpayer’s decision to use the LITC will not affect the taxpayer’s rights before the IRS.
We speak Spanish and can arrange for translators to assist clients in many other languages.
How can we help?
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides assistance with federal income tax controversies related to:
*Earned Income Tax Credit
*Child Tax Credit
*Innocent Spouse Relief
*Help Preventing Tax Levies & Collections
*Hardship Waiver for Senior Citizens
*Challenges to Tax Liability
*Information about ITINs
*Employee/Independent Contractor Issues
*Representation in U. S. Tax Court
*Resolving Identity Theft Problems
*Other IRS Disputes
What should you do if you need an Attorney?
Contact us! We will determine if you are financially eligible for our services and also whether you have the type of legal problem we handle. If eligible, one of our case handlers will discuss with you the best course of action. We also will make special arrangements for the homebound and people with disabilities.
Even, if you are not eligible, we will make sure you are referred to an agency that may be able to help you. We are also available to speak to community groups.
Do you have a legal problem?
If so, please contact your local county office:
NNJLS-Bergen County Division
190 Moore Street, Suite 100
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 487-2166
Fax: (201) 487-3513
NNJLS-Hudson County Division
574 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 792-6363
Fax: (201) 798-8780
NNJLS-Passaic County Division
152 Market Street, 6th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 523-2900
Fax: (973) 523-9002
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services is an equal opportunity affirmative action agency and provides services without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, natural origin or sexual orientation.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Northeast New Jersey Legal Services pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call or email the above numbers for more information on the program.