WASHINGTON, DC (TIP): The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to June 17 for accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow certain organizations to apply for annual grants. funding for up to three years.
Grants.gov will continue to accept applications through June 17, 2022 for TCE and VITA grant opportunities. Application packages and guidelines for 2022 are available on the IRS website.
The IRS over the past year has awarded $11 million to 34 TCE recipients and $25 million to 300 VITA recipients. Last year, the two grant programs filed nearly 1.6 million returns nationwide.
The IRS established the TCE program in 1978 to provide tax advice and tax preparation to people age 60 or older and to provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who provide free federal tax assistance. on income in senior communities across the country. For more information about the TCE program, visit the IRS’ TCE webpage.
The VITA Grant program was established in 2007 to complement the VITA program established in 1969. VITA provides free tax filing assistance to underserved communities. The grant program enables VITA to extend these services to underserved populations in the hardest to reach areas, urban and non-urban; increase the ability of targeted taxpayers to file their returns electronically; improve volunteer training and improve the accuracy rate of returns prepared on VITA sites. More information about the VITA grant program can be found at IRS VITA grant program