The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants. These grants offer eligible organizations the opportunity to apply for annual funding for up to three years, enabling them to provide free federal tax return preparation assistance.
Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023, via Grants.gov for both TCE and VITA grant opportunities. The application packages and guidelines are readily available on IRS.gov. In 2022, the IRS awarded $11 million to 39 TCE grantees and $30 million to 305 VITA grantees. Combined, these two grant programs aided taxpayers in filing over 1.8 million tax returns nationwide last year.