Financial Stability Assistance

Gulfcoast Legal Services (GLS) offers a variety of legal services to help clients maintain financial and income stability. These services address a wide range of legal matters that, without representation, can be devastating to clients. These services fall into three general categories: Consumer, Birth Certification/Identification Matters, and Tax. Examples of cases GLS may handle are listed below:

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics | Internal Revenue Service

Low Income Taxpayer Matters:

  • Response letters for the IRS
  • Substantiating income tax credits and deductions
  • Assisting with audits/examinations
  • IRS levies and liens
  • Assisting with Innocent Spouse relief, Injured Spouse claims, Currently Not Collectable Status
  • Tax Court representation

Note: We do not help with tax preparation


Consumer Matters:

  • Medical Bills
  • Contracts
  • Public Utilities Issues
  • Debt Collection Defense
  • Creditor Harassment
  • Garnishment
  • Credit Report review
  • Car Repossession
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices


Identification Matters:


Additional Services

  • GLS can prepare life-planning documents, such as living wills, healthcare surrogates, etc. when our grant funding allows.
  • GLS can provide advice and counsel regarding disputes involving Social Security, SSI Supplementary Security Income and SSD Disability.


From Our Partners:

United Way Suncoast helps clients with financial coaching, prescription drug assistance, and Bank On certified bank accounts.