Inside INdiana Business

IRS awards $41M in tax prep grants

(photo courtesy of United Way of Central Indiana)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded more than $41 million in grants to eight Indiana organizations. The funding will support the recipients’ efforts to provide free federal tax return preparation to Hoosiers.

The grants are being awarded through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program, which provides services for people age 60 or older, as well as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which offers services for low and middle-income individuals and families, people with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers.

The grant recipients include:

  • Vincennes University D/B/A Generations, Vincennes
  • United Way of Monroe County Inc, Bloomington
  • The United Way of Bartholomew County Inc, Columbus
  • Northwest Indiana Community Action Corp., Crown Point
  • United Way of Allen County, Fort Wayne
  • Pathfinder Services Inc, Huntington
  • United Way of Central Indiana Inc., Indianapolis
  • Love Makes Cent$ Inc., Richmond

The IRS says the community partners that receive grant funding also receive tax law training, certification and oversight to assist with preparing accurate returns.