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Taxpayer Legal Services Intern

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Migration Resource Center

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Migration Resource Center Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides low-income taxpayers with free representation before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), assists taxpayers in audits, appeals and collection disputes, and can help taxpayers respond to IRS notices. The taxpayer legal services intern will be responsible for supporting the clinic’s Qualified Tax Expert (QTE) in representing taxpayers and ensuring compliance with LITC program requirements. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting client intakes and attending consultations
  • Gathering supporting documents from clients
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of client records and tax information
  • Researching and analyzing federal and state tax laws
  • Assisting with calendar management
  • Attending LITC community events
  • Developing a comprehensive understanding of IRS policies and procedures, including but not limited to audit, appeal, and collection processes
  • Researching and drafting blog posts and articles relating to novel tax issues

Qualifications:

  • Recent law school graduate or current law student
  • Experience with legal research and writing
  • Ability to build positive relationships with potential clients and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, yet independently
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suites (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and email applications
  • Commitment to serving low-income taxpayers
  • Able to commit 10-15+ hours/week for 3-4 months
The internship is unpaid; however, prospective interns are welcome to apply for academic credit through their institutions. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.


To apply, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter expressing your interest in the internship to info@migrationusa.org. Please include in the subject line: "Taxpayer Legal Services Intern Application."

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About Migration Resource Center

Location:

36 Richmond Terrace Suite 307, Staten Island, NY 10301, US

Mission Statement

Migration Resource Center stabilizes families and creates strong neighborhoods by resolving immigration and tax issues with affordable legal services and free educational workshops.

Description

Migration Resource Center provides immigration and taxpayer assistance, and legal representation to individuals with limited financial resources.

Migration Resource Center was founded in October 2015 to provide a comprehensive range of immigration services, youth education, and legal tax representation. Migration Resource Center was granted 501(c)(3) designation, effective October 8, 2015.

We help individuals, families and businesses get the legal services and information they need to succeed in their communities.

Headquarters in Staten Island, NY.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Tax Law
  • Litigation
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 3-4 moths

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