Income Tax

MVLS Continues Their Great Work in Tax Sale and Keeping Residents in Their Home

Did you know you can lose your home to tax sale if you owe Baltimore City $750 in property taxes? Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service was featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy for our latest tax sale work that saved a Baltimore resident from losing their home. MVLS’ Consumer Staff Attorney, Aja’ Mallory worked directly with [Read more.]

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It’s EITC Awareness Day Today

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. MVLS wants you know about a tax credit that has made the lives of working people a little easier since 1975. The EITC credit applied to your taxes can be a boost for individuals who earned $53,505 or less in 2016. Yet the IRS estimates that 1 out of...

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MVLS’ LITC Program Helps 90 Year-Old “Claudette”

Last year, MVLS assisted 115 clients through our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program. Claudette* recently become a client of MVLS and has a very powerful story about how a volunteer attorney turned her life around. Claudette is 90 years old and lives alone in Catonsville, in an apartment complex for the elderly. Until her...

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July 22 – MVLS’ LITC Program Profiled in The Daily Record

Janice Shih, Managing attorney of MVLS’ Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) tells The Daily Record how she was able to help a low-income, non-native English speaker resolve an erroneous $3,000 tax bill from the IRS.   Read the article here to learn more about this case and the LITC program.  

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