Tax Counseling for the Elderly

irs-logoTax Counseling for the Elderly – IRS is authorized to enter into agreements with private or non-governmental public non profit agencies or organizations, exempt under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, that will provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who in turn provide free tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation of their Federal income tax returns. Grant funds are used to reimburse volunteers for out-of-pocket expenses including transportation, meals and other expenses incurred by them in providing tax counseling assistance at locations convenient to the taxpayers. Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,500,000. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2016.