CCH Tax Day Report
The IRS has announced $385,678 in matching grants to nine additional recipients for development of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs), in underserved areas around the country. The LITC grant program is a federal grant program administered by the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Although the LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, the LITCs, their employees and their volunteers operate independently from the IRS. In February 2016, the IRS had awarded $10.72 million in matching grants to 129 other organizations for operation throughout the year (IR-2016-32; TAXDAY, 2016/02/29, I.1).
Through the LITC program, the IRS awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to represent low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and to educate individuals who speak English as a second language about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers. An LITC provides services for free or for no more than a nominal fee.
Code Sec. 7526
CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶42,816M.25
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CCH Reference – TRC IRS: 12,380