Paul Kurth, Director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Managing Director, Columbus Community Legal Services (CCLS), served as Instructor for low-income taxpayer training session on November 4, 2016. See below.
Lawyers Gather to Learn How to Help Low-Income Taxpayers
From: Tax Notes
Date: November 8, 2016
By: Nathan J. Richman
CUA Law Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and Managing Director of the Columbus Community Legal Services (CCLS), Paul Kurth, served as an instructor for a pro bono low-income taxpayer training session held on November 4. The training session, hosted by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, shed light on some of the problems faced by low-income taxpayers such as the self-employment tax consequences of worker classification issues, collection issues, offers in compromise, and innocent spouse relief.
Other instructors included Nancy Abramowitz, director of the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic at American University, Jacqueline Lainez, director of the Low Income Tax Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Maria Dooner of Community Tax Aid, and Jennifer E. Breen and Sheri A. Dillon of Morgan Lewis and the Washington DC Center for Public Interest Tax Law.
The instructors indicated that low-income taxpayers with serious tax issues often have greater concerns such as groceries, immigration status, and potential foreclosure or eviction.
42 people registered for the training session. The attendees included a variety of practitioners from firms, solo practices, and government retirees.