The Internal Revenue Service announced it will accept applications for a part-year Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant from qualified organizations in certain identified geographic areas. Low Income Taxpayer Clinics provide representation to low income taxpayers and education about taxpayer rights and responsibilities to individuals who speak English as a second language.
Applications must be submitted electronically at Grants.gov by April 1, 2016. The funding number is TREAS-GRANTS-052016-002.
The grant will cover the last six months of the 2016 grant year (July 1 to December 31, 2016), so clinics selected under this announcement will start operation in July 2016. Organizations currently receiving a grant are not eligible. Grant funds may be awarded for start-up expenditures incurred during the grant year. An organization awarded a part-year grant will be expected to submit a separate application for full-year funding for the 2017 grant year.
For more information, see IRS Publication 3319, Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 2016 Grant Application Package and Guidelines.
Questions about the LITC program or grant application process can be addressed to the LITC Program Office at 202-317-4700 (not a toll-free call) or by email.
More information about LITCs and the work they do to represent, educate, and advocate on behalf of low income and ESL taxpayers is available in IRS Publication 5066, LITC Program Report.