This semester, the University of Baltimore Tax Clinic became the law school’s newest clinical offering.
Originally established in 2000, the Tax Clinic operated for a decade until shutting down in 2010. In summer 2014, the law school applied for a grant from the Internal Revenue Service to partially fund a revived Tax Clinic. In November 2014, the law school was notified that it would receive the grant it requested. John B. Snyder, III, who worked in the clinic’s prior incarnation as a Clinical Fellow, returned to serve as Clinic Director. The Tax Clinic accepted its first clients in early January, 2015.
The Tax Clinic represents low-income taxpayers in federal tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and federal courts. The clinic does not normally prepare tax returns and does not handle accounting or transactional tax matters. As in the school’s other clinical programs, student attorneys are responsible for all aspects of representing clients, ranging from interviewing and counseling to conducting hearings and trials. Typical student work includes arguing innocent spouse applications, preparing audit reconsiderations, briefing and appearing in collection matters, and tax litigation. Student attorneys have already accomplished impressive results for their clients, including trying a case in U.S. Tax Court under the Court’s student practice rules.
For more information on representation, please visit our website or call 410-837-5706 and ask for ‘Tax Clinic Intake.’