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Tax Assistance for Immigrants

By Iris E. Coloma-Gaines

Immigrants may lack familiarity with their rights and responsibilities under the U.S. tax system and frequently fall victim to untrained or unscrupulous tax preparers. Failure to file income tax returns can affect a person's immigration plans, and improper filing can cause large debts to the Internal Revenue Service. Training and funding are available for advocates to help low-income immigrants prepare tax returns and represent them when tax problems arise.

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