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Benefit Details
Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Managing Agency U.S. Department of the Treasury http://www.ustreas.gov/

Program Description

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program provides free tax assistance to individuals who are age 60 and older. Trained with IRS materials and certified by an IRS examination, a network of volunteers provides free tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation of their Federal income tax returns at community locations across the nation. Many of these community locations also offer free electronic filing services. The IRS enters into agreements with private or non-governmental public non-profit agencies and organizations, which will provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who provide free tax counseling services.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a senior citizen age 60 and older who need basic Federal income tax assistance, either counseling or return preparation services.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

No application is necessary to utilize this program. To obtain tax assistance, visit http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action or call 1-888-227-7669 to find the location nearest you.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit our website and look under the heading "Tax Counseling for the Elderly":
http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=107626,00.html

Or contact your local Taxpayer Assistance Center:
http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/index.html

You may also call us at:
1-888-227-7669

For written inquiries, please write to us at:
Internal Revenue Service
TCE Grant Program Office
401 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Stop 420-D
Atlanta, Georgia 30308