Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offers FREE tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older.

Section 163 of the Revenue Act of 1978, Public Law No.

95-600, 92 Stat.

2810, November 6, 1978, authorizes this cooperative agreement.

The Act authorizes

credit:


the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enter into agreements with private or public nonprofit agencies and organizations, which will provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who provide FREE tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation of their federal income tax returns.

This Act authorizes an appropriation of special funds, in the form of grants, to provide tax assistance to persons age 60 years of age or older.

The IRS receives the funds as a line item in the appropriation.

The total funds are distributed to the grant recipients for their expenses.

Eligible agencies and organizations compete for acceptance as a TCE grant recipient in compliance with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, Public Law No.

95-224, 92 Stat.

3, February 3, 1978, codified at 31 USC Chapter 6 3.

Applicants must be experienced in coordinating volunteer programs, with experience in income tax return preparation.

Eligible agencies and organizations receive grants to conduct local TCE Programs.

Tax return preparation assistance is provided to elderly taxpayers during the usual period for filing federal income tax returns, which is from January 1 to April 15 each year.

However, the program activities required to ensure that elderly taxpayers receive efficient and quality tax assistance can be conducted year-round.

Agency: Department of the Treasury

Office: Internal Revenue Service

Estimated Funding: $6,500,000



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
2018 Publication 1101 - TCE

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Not Available

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1101.pdf

Contact:
TCE Grant Program Office

Agency Email Description:
TCE Grant Program Office

Agency Email:
tce.grant.office@irs.gov

Date Posted:
2017-05-01

Application Due Date:
2017-05-31

Archive Date:
2017-06-30



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