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Iowa Legal Aid provides free, high quality legal education, advice and representation to low-income and elderly Iowans with civil legal problems. If you would like a meaningful, dynamic and professional volunteer opportunity, please consider volunteering with Iowa Legal Aid’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).

Key responsibilities:

- Assist with preparation of past due returns or amending returns.

- Assist with audits, audit reconsiderations, appeals or seeking collection alternatives.

- Provide client with basic recordkeeping tips and pointers to assist client in being more successful going forward.


- Certified Public Accountant / Enrolled Agent.

- Maintain confidentiality and provide representation consistent with professional requirements, Circular 230 and IRC 7216.

Training and Support:

- Volunteers will have access to free on-line legal resources through probono.net and co-counseling.

- Volunteers will receive notifications of available trainings provided by Iowa Legal Aid.

- Volunteers will be covered under Iowa Legal Aid’s malpractice coverage.

Position Location:

- Most cases are placed externally and service is provided by the volunteer at his or her regular place of business.

- Volunteers needing office space to perform volunteer activities or wishing to only work on in-house cases may make arrangements with the regional Iowa Legal Aid office. Tax Software is available in some regional offices.

- Iowa Legal Aid offices are located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.

Time Commitment:

- The time commitment will depend on the volunteer’s availability and Iowa Legal Aid’s needs.

Position Benefits:

- Work with dedicated, passionate and collegial staff and volunteers.

- Positively impact members of your community.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please visit our website at http://www.iowalegalaid.org/volunteers

For more information about Iowa Legal Aid, go to http://www.iowalegalaid.org/ and http://iowalegalaidfoundation.org/


  • ETC / Tax Assistance

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least 3 months
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