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 The MSU College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic is a free legal-aid clinic that provides legal services to low-income taxpayers who are in controversy with the Internal Revenue Service and educational services relating to tax matters to those for whom English is a second language. We will arrange to meet with clients at other times on an as-needed basis.  The Tax Clinic also provides important tax-related legal services to indigent Michigan taxpayers.

At the same time, the Tax Clinic offers an excellent clinical education program for MSU College of Law students, extending learning beyond the classroom for the benefit of the community. Students receive 10 weeks of intensive training on IRS practice and procedures.  They must also complete 296 service hours each semester.  Under Michigan Court Rule 8.120, second- and third-year law students are permitted to represent Tax Clinic clients under the supervision of clinical faculty, all of whom are members of the State Bar of Michigan with experience in tax law.

The Tax Clinic handles all aspects of controversy with the IRS, including representing taxpayers in cases before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court, and federal appeals courts.

Tax laws drastically changed on January 1, 2018 - Check your income tax withholding

With the latest Tax Reform act going into effect January 1, 2018, many taxpayers will need to check the amount of withholding they have withheld from their paychecks.  The biggest change is that deducting a personal exemption for yourself will no longer be allowed when you file your taxes next year.  This means that while this year, you can deduct over $4,000 from your income before you calculate how much tax you owe, next year you will not get this deduction.  This will likely mean that many international students and scholars will owe more taxes on their income next year.  Contact MSU to make sure enough tax is being withheld from your checks so that you do not have a surprise tax bill next spring.   

IRS Private Collection Agency Program

The IRS will begin using private collection agencies to collect on some tax debts.  Learn more about it.

IRS Provides Tips on Determining If It’s Really The IRS At Your Door

The Internal Revenue Service has created a special new page on to help taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business claiming to be from the IRS is legitimate or an imposter. Learn more about it.

Internal Revenue Service and Taxpayer Advocate Service YouTube Videos


Private Debt Collection of Federal Tax

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