The law. Free legal aid is now available for people with IRS and tax issues

| 21 Jul 2023 | 04:49

    Thanks to a grant provided by the IRS for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs), Susquehanna Legal Aid for Adults and Youth (SLAAY) has announced that it will offer free year-round assistance to low-income taxpayers with IRS tax problems.

    As the IRS website explains, “LITCs are organizations that represent low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and conduct education and outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL) for free or a nominal fee.”

    SLAAY is one of 132 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. that are funded by the IRS to operate as Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. The organization primarily serves 17 Pennsylvania counties, including Pike.

    SLAAY can help with matters including, but not limited to: audits, liens, levies, payment plan relief, bankruptcy to eliminate IRS debt, innocent spouse relief, U.S. tax court cases, and all other matters which occur after the filing of a tax return.

    SLAAY is located in Suite 240 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, Pa.

    The organization will be hosting free tax education sessions at the Pajama Factory on the first Saturday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    SLAAY also runs a tax hotline for English or Spanish speakers on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., which can be accessed by calling (570) 221-7542.

    Learn more about SLAAY’s mission and upcoming events at For more information SLAAY can be contacted via phone at (570) 392-3025 and email at