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Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.




This document provides notice of the availability of Application Packages for the 2011 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 2011 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program is July 9, 2010.


Electronic copies of the application package can be obtained by visiting: (key word search—“TCE”). Application packages may also be requested by sending an e-mail to Applications may be submitted either via hardcopy by the United States Postal Service, mail, or private delivery service; or electronically through by the deadline date. Application Packages may be mailed to: Internal Revenue Service, 5000 Ellin Road, NCFB C4-162, Lanham, Maryland 20706, Attention: Tax Counseling for the Elderly Grant Program Office.

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The TCE Grant Program Office at (404) 338-7894 (a non-toll free number) or by e-mail at

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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 public non-profit agencies or organizations to establish a network of trained volunteers to provide free tax information and return preparation Start Printed Page 22438assistance to elderly individuals. Elderly individuals are defined as individuals age 60 and over at the close of their taxable year. Because applications are being solicited before the FY 2011 budget has been approved, cooperative agreements will be entered into subject to appropriation of funds.

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Dated: April 15, 2010.

Robin Taylor,

Chief, Grant Program Office, IRS, Stakeholder, Partnerships, Education & Communication.

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[FR Doc. 2010-9772 Filed 4-27-10; 8:45 am]