Friday, October 23, 2020
IRS announces 2021 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants
The IRS has "awarded over $36 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation."
The IRS awards these grants to help those "who perform their important service." The TCE Program provides tax counseling and return preparation nationwide to individuals 60 or older. The VITA assists underserved communities. Both of these programs are extremely important and make a huge difference in the communities that need tax assistance.
The IRS partners with a variety of organizations to help develop VITA and TCE programs. These partners consist of non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, community centers and large employers. The IRS will provide tax law training, certification and oversight to help these organizations prepare accurate returns.
See IRS announces 2021 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants, IRS Newswire, October 21, 2020.
Special thanks to Lewis Saret (Attorney, Washington, D.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.