IRS APPROVED PROVIDER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ENROLLED AGENTS & CPAs
MODERATED BY THE CO-FOUNDER & CLINIC DIRECTOR OF THE HAWAII FEDERAL TAX CLINIC AKA HAWAII LITC CORP.
The Founding & Development of the Hawaii Federal Tax Clinic aka Hawaii LITC Corp.
An IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Hawaii Federal Tax Clinic aka Hawaii Low Income Tax Clinic, serves the low-income residents of the Hawaiian Islands, USA and is generously supported by the Tax Law Institute at Washington, DC and Smart Tax & Business Solutions at Honolulu, HI. The Hawaii Federal Tax Clinic 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 right), 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.
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. The Hawaii Federal Tax Clinic is not funded for 2023. However, the following services were provided during the 2022 Funding Year:
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.
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