For Prospective Clients
Have a Tax Problem? We Can Help - For Free!
Call us at: (540) 458-8918 to schedule an appointment.
The Tax Clinic is a legal clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. We offer eligible low-income taxpayers free legal assistance with their federal tax problems. Our students, under the supervision of Clinic Director Michelle Drumbl, help clients resolve tax problems and disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Each case is assigned to a student who will be responsible for all aspects of their client's representation—from the initial interview and intake, to case planning and research, to representation before the IRS or U.S. Tax Court.
The Tax Clinic is open year-round to help taxpayers with their needs. All services are provided free of charge, and all conversations are confidential. The Tax Clinic can also assist taxpayers for whom English is a Second Language through the use of a translator.
We can provide assistance with any of a number of different problems you might be experiencing with the IRS, including (but not limited to):
Services Not Provided
The Tax Clinic does not perform routine tax return preparation. However, the School of Law also sponsors a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, which operates independently of the Tax Clinic and provides seasonal preparation of federal income tax returns. Other tax return preparers may be located by clicking here
The Tax Clinic serves eligible taxpayers throughout Virginia. The Tax Clinic's general eligibility guidelines are here
The Clinic will help determine your income eligibility through our intake process. Contact us.