Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.
Availability of TCE application packages.
This document provides notice of the availability of Application Packages for the 2001 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program.
Application Packages are available from the IRS at this time. The deadline for submitting an application package to the IRS for the 2001 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program is August 25, 2000.
Application Packages may be requested by contacting: Internal Revenue Service, 5000 Ellin Road, Lanham, MD, 20706, Attention: Program Manager, Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, OP:C:E:W:E, Building C-7, Room 185.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mrs. Lynn Tyler, OP:C:E:W:E, Building C-7, Room 185, Internal Revenue Service, 5000 Ellin Road, Lanham, MD 20706. The non-toll-free telephone number is (202) 283-0189.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Authority for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program is contained in Section 163 of the Revenue Act of 1978, Public Law 95-600, (92 Stat. 12810), November 6, 1978. Regulations were published in the Federal Register at 44 FR 72113 on December 13, 1979. Section 163 gives the IRS authority to enter into cooperative agreements with private or pubic non-profit agencies or organizations to establish a network of trained volunteers to provide free tax information and return preparation assistance to elderly individuals. Start Printed Page 47023Elderly individuals are defined as individuals age 60 and over at the close of their taxable year.
Cooperative agreements will be entered into based upon competition among eligible agencies and organizations. Because applications are being solicited before the FY 2001 budget has been approved, cooperative agreements will be entered into subject to appropriation of funds. Once funded, sponsoring agencies and organizations will receive a grant from IRS for administrative expenses and to reimburse volunteers for expenses incurred in training and in providing tax return assistance. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program is referenced in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assitance in Section 21.006.Start Signature
Dated: July 27, 2000.
John B. Gunner,
National Director, Education, Walk-In, and Correspondence Improvement Division.
[FR Doc. 00-19365 Filed 7-31-00; 8:45 am]
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