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Pro Bono Work and Taxpayer Civil Rights

April 05, 2022 (2 min read)

If part of your pro bono or community outreach programs involve providing taxpayer assistance directly through the IRS’s VITA program, or if you provide tax or legal advice for grant recipients, be sure to heed the taxpayer civil rights’ rules. Notably, the protection of taxpayer civil rights extends not only to IRS employees, but also to those organizations with which the agency partners. A special compliance program conducted through the IRS’ Civil Rights Unit focuses on the protection of taxpayer civil rights in relation to partner organizations and potential grant recipients. In his written testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the filing season and IRS Operations, Commissioner Rettig highlighted the importance of taxpayer assistance efforts and tax practitioners' obligation to uphold taxpayer civil rights.


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