Tax Counseling for the Elderly


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Tax Counseling for the Elderly

A program the IRS sponsors to provide free tax advice and preparation to persons 60 years of age and older. The IRS provides grants to non-profit organizations to train volunteers to provide these services. While the volunteers are not paid, they are reimbursed through grants for meals, transportation, and similar expenses. The program was created in 1978.
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* Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), which provided electronic filing services at over 226,000 sites (in 1996);
IRS trained and certified volunteers at thousands of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA and TCE) sites nationwide offer free tax preparation and e-filing.
As part of the IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) volunteers provide free tax help to people age 60 and older.
Many fall under the auspices of the IRS, through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.
The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded over $21.5 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation.