2024 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Supplemental Grant

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 26th, 2024
Close Date
April 10th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$200,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
50
Opportunity No.
TREAS-GRANTS-052024-002

Agency

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (USDOT-LITC)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is offering a 2024 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Supplemental Grant. This grant is a funding opportunity in the category of Law, Justice and Legal Services. The grant requires cost sharing or matching and is a discretionary grant. The grant has a close date of April 10, 2024. The grant has an award ceiling of $200,000 and an award floor of $0. The expected number of awards is 50. The purpose of this grant is to expand the type of qualified services that organizations can provide under the LITC Program. The grant allows organizations to refer low-income taxpayers in controversy with the IRS to qualified representatives instead of providing direct controversy representation. It also allows organizations to operate a pilot program to inform ESL taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the IRC without providing controversy representation. To be eligible for this grant, organizations must ensure that low-income taxpayers have access to representation in controversies with the IRS, either by providing direct representation or by referring them to qualified representatives. Organizations can also provide ESL taxpayers with education about their taxpayer rights and responsibilities. For more information and to apply for the grant, please visit the following link: 2024 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Supplemental Grant. If you have any questions or need support, you can contact the Grants.gov Customer Support at 1-800-518-4726 or email them at support@grants.gov. The contact center is available 24/7, except on federal holidays.

Description

In 2023, the IRS has expanded the eligibility criteria for a grant by removing the requirement for eligible organizations to provide direct controversy representation. Representation may be provided by referring taxpayers to qualified representatives who have agreed to handle the referred cases on a pro bono basis. In addition, pursuant to the ESL Education Pilot Program started in 2023 and continuing for 2024, a grant may be awarded to an organization to operate a program to inform ESL taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the IRC without the requirement to also provide tax controversy representation to low-income taxpayers.As a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act,2023, the LITC Program Office is expanding the type of qualified services an organization can provide. Specifically, under this expansion, a qualified organization may receive a grant for the following activities of (1) referring low-income taxpayers in a controversy with the IRS to a qualified representative instead of providing controversy representation directly to those taxpayers; or (2) operating a pilot program to inform ESL taxpayers about their taxpayer rights and responsibilities without also providing controversy representation. Thus, a qualified organization is one that (1) ensures low-income taxpayers have access to representation (either by providing the representation directly or providing it indirectly with a referral to a qualified representative) in controversies with the IRS, or that (2) provides ESL taxpayers education about their taxpayer rights and responsibilities.

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