IRS APPROVED PROVIDER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ENROLLED AGENTS & CPAs
SERVING THE ISLANDS OF KAUAI, OAHU, MOLOKAI, LANAI, MAUI AND HAWAII
An IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation serving the low-income residents of the Hawaiian Islands, USA and generously supported by the Tax Law Institute at Washington DC and SmartTax & Business Solutions at Honolulu HI
Board of Directors
James H. Chapman E.A. M.A. MPA, Chair of the Board of Director
Judge John F. Dean, Former Member of Judiciary, U.S. Tax Court, Board Member
L.B. Carpenter CPA CFP USTCP, Board Member
Caroline M. Stuart, LITC Corporate Director, Board Member
Rebecca E. McMorris, LITC Corporate Director, Board Member
Michael J. Stuart J.D., President of the Corporation
Janean Kong E.A., Clinic Director
Mailing Address | 350 Ward Ave. | Suite 105-65 | Honolulu HI 96814 | Visit https://www.hawaiilitc.org
Clinic Location | Restaurant Row | 500 Ala Moana Blvd. | Building 7 | Suite 400 | Honolulu HI 96813 Telephone +1.808.202.2274
Janean Kong E.A. | Clinic Director
Catherine Wright E. A. | Interim Qualified Business Manager & Tax Compliance Officer
Terra Malia Foti | Volunteer Executive Assistant to the Clinic Director
Kimberely Bates E.A. | Non-Profit Consultant
Catherine Wright E.A. | 2022 Tax Law Institute Intern | Qualified Business Manager & Tax Compliance Officer
Founding and Organization
The Tax Law Institute-supported Hawaii Federal Tax Clinic aka Hawaii LITC was approved for funding by the Taxpayer Advocate Service of the Internal Revenue Service in November 2020. Located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, at 500 Ala Moana Blvd, the LITC is managed by Janean Kong E.A. (pictured above), IRS Enrolled Agent and local resident. Ms. Kong serves as the Clinic Director. Ms. Kong has been associated with TLI since 2014 and is an adjunct member of the TLI Teaching Faculty. She is a state-certified Professional Accountant in the State of Hawaii and Certified Pretrial Tax Litigation Specialist. She is also certified by the State of Hawaii as a Tax Strategist, Tax Coach, Master Tutor and is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Professional Program in Accounting.
Ms. Catherine Wright E.A., 2022 Tax Law Institute LITC intern, is presently serving as the interim Qualified Business Manager and Tax Compliance Officer.
Ms. Kong is assisted by Ms.Terra Malia Foti, also a local resident and long-term professional tax associate. She has extensive skills in marketing, management and community organization. Ms. Foti will serve as Volunteer Executive Assistant to the Clinic Director. The Clinic opened on May 1, 2021 and presently sees clients by appointment, under current COVID guidelines in effect in the State of Hawaii.
Ms. Kimberely Bates E. A., volunteers as a consultant to the non-profit corporation.
The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program is a matching federal grant program that provides up to $100,000 per year to qualified organizations to represent low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and provide education and outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL). Qualified organizations include, among others, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that must meet the goals of the program.
Clinics participating in the 2022 LITC Program: Hawaii Low Income Taxpayer Clinic aka Hawaii Federal Tax Clinic
LITC services are free or low cost for eligible taxpayers. Although LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, clinics, their employees, and their volunteers are completely independent of the IRS.
Each clinic determines whether prospective clients meet income guidelines and other criteria before agreeing to represent them or provide consultation services. Taxpayers seeking LITC services can view the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Income Eligibility Guidelines. Courtesy of the Taxpayer Advocate Service | Internal Revenue Service
We are looking for an individual with a background in bookkeeping, finance or nonprofit accounting to fill a position of Qualified Business Administrator and/or Tax Compliance Officer. EA credentials required. Resident of Hawaii preferred.
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