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Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources in Utah

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

  • S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, 383 S. University St., Salt Lake City
  • 801-587-2439
  • utahtaxclinic@law.utah.edu
  • This clinic provides representation in tax disputes with the IRS, as well as education/outreach to groups such as social services, low and moderate income groups, and ESL groups. It serves Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber Counties. Most clients must have an income at or below 250% of the poverty level (which level is listed at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) and a tax dispute no larger than $50,000 per tax year. The clinic is staffed by law students supervised by Professor Mark H. Howard, an attorney and qualified tax expert. Prospective clients should call or email the clinic and indicate when they would be available for a call-back. This clinic is by appointment only.

Westminster Pro Bono Tax Clinic

  • Westminster College, 2001 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, North Building Atrium
  • 801-210-8291
  • The hours of this clinic are Monday through Thursday 4:30pm to 9:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 6:00pm. Walk-ins are accepted. This clinic helps prepare taxes (unlike the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic), but it does not represent people who have conflicts with the IRS (whereas the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic does). There is no income limit.

Utah Legal Services (ULS)

  • 455 N. University Avenue, Suite 10, Provo and 205 N. 400 W., Salt Lake City (There are offices in St. George and Ogden too. Check the website for locations and phone numbers for those offices.)
  • 801-374-6766 (Provo), 801-328-8891 (within Salt Lake County), and Toll Free 1-800-622-4245 (outside Salt Lake County)
  • ULS provides free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income people in Utah. Low income means individuals and families (1) that are within 200% (This percentage is subject to change.) of the federal poverty guideline (which is available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) and (2) who have very limited assets. ULS works with the following types of issues and groups: family law, victims of domestic violence, housing and landlord-tenant disputes, public benefits issues (for example, SSI and SDSI benefits, food stamps, unemployment, Medicaid, and other financial assistance), consumer and expungement assistance, senior citizens, Native Americans, and farm workers. Open hours: 8:00am–5:00pm. New clients may speed up the process by filling out the online intake form. (at https://ulsoi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=4&h=638cee). ULS can only take a limited number of the cases they receive. ULS will take cases if 1) the cases qualify as the types of issues for which ULS offers services (in other words, protective order, stalking injunction, etc.) OR the clients meet low-income requirements, and 2) the cases meet the level of higher domestic violence. If a person does not qualify for ULS, he/she should consider the Utah County Family Justice Center.

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