Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2014 Grant Application Package, 33154-33155 [2013-12999]

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[FR Doc. 2013–12973 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2014 Grant Application Package Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document contains a notice that the IRS has made available the 2014 Grant Application Package and Guidelines (Publication 3319) for organizations interested in applying for a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant for the 2014 grant year, which runs from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The application period runs from May 28, 2013, through July 12, 2013. The IRS will award a total of up to $6,000,000 (unless otherwise provided by specific Congressional appropriation) to qualifying organizations, subject to the limitations of Internal Revenue Code section 7526, for matching grants. A qualifying organization may receive a matching grant of up to $100,000 per year for up to a three-year project period. Qualifying organizations that provide representation for free or for a nominal fee to low income taxpayers involved in tax disputes with the IRS, or educate individuals for whom English is a second language of their taxpayer rights and responsibilities, or both, can apply for a grant. Examples of qualifying organizations include: (1) A clinical program at an accredited law, business or accounting school whose students represent low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS, (2) an organization exempt from tax under I.R.C. § 501(a) that represents low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS or refers those taxpayers to qualified representatives, and (3) an organization exempt from tax under I.R.C. § 501(a) that operates programs to inform individuals for whom English is a second language about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers. DATES: The IRS is authorized to award a multi-year grant not to exceed three years. For a new clinic or a clinic applying for the first year of a three-year grant, the clinic must submit the application electronically at www.grants.gov.er of TREAS–GRANTS– 052014–001. For an existing clinic requesting funding for the second or third year of a multi-year grant, the clinic must submit the application electronically at www.grantsolutions.gov. All applicants SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 106 / Monday, June 3, 2013 / Notices must use the funding number of TREAS–GRANTS–052014–001 and grant applications for the 2014 grant year must be electronically filed by July 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: The LITC Program Office is located at: Internal Revenue Service, Taxpayer Advocate Service, LITC Grant Program Administration Office, TA:LITC, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1034, Washington, DC 20224. Copies of the 2014 Grant Application Package and Guidelines, IRS Publication 3319 (Rev. 5–2013), can be downloaded from the IRS Internet site at www.irs.gov/advocate or ordered by calling the IRS Distribution Center at 1–800–829–3676. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The LITC Program Office at (202) 622–4711 (not a toll-free number) or by email at LITCProgramOffice@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 7526 of the Internal Revenue Code authorizes the IRS, subject to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 availability of appropriated funds, to award organizations matching grants of up to $100,000 per year for the development, expansion, or continuation of qualified low income taxpayer clinics. Section 7526 authorizes the IRS to provide grants to qualified organizations that represent low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS or inform individuals for whom English is a second language of their taxpayer rights and responsibilities, or both. The IRS may award grants to qualifying organizations to fund one-year, two-year, or three-year project periods. Grant funds may be awarded for start-up expenditures incurred by new clinics during the grant cycle. Mission Statement Low Income Taxpayer Clinics ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system by educating low income taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities, by providing pro bono representation to taxpayers in tax disputes with the IRS, by conducting PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 33155 outreach and education to taxpayers who speak English as a second language, and by identifying and advocating for issues that impact low income taxpayers. Selection Consideration Applications that pass the eligibility screening process will undergo a twotier evaluation process. Applications will be subject to both a technical evaluation and a program office evaluation. The final funding decision is made by the National Taxpayer Advocate, unless recused. The costs of preparing and submitting an application are the responsibility of each applicant. Each application will be given due consideration and the LITC Program Office will notify each applicant once funding decisions have been made. Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12999 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 106 (Monday, June 3, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2014 
Grant Application Package

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document contains a notice that the IRS has made 
available the 2014 Grant Application Package and Guidelines 
(Publication 3319) for organizations interested in applying for a Low 
Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant for the 2014 grant year, 
which runs from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The 
application period runs from May 28, 2013, through July 12, 2013.
    The IRS will award a total of up to $6,000,000 (unless otherwise 
provided by specific Congressional appropriation) to qualifying 
organizations, subject to the limitations of Internal Revenue Code 
section 7526, for matching grants. A qualifying organization may 
receive a matching grant of up to $100,000 per year for up to a three-
year project period. Qualifying organizations that provide 
representation for free or for a nominal fee to low income taxpayers 
involved in tax disputes with the IRS, or educate individuals for whom 
English is a second language of their taxpayer rights and 
responsibilities, or both, can apply for a grant.
    Examples of qualifying organizations include: (1) A clinical 
program at an accredited law, business or accounting school whose 
students represent low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the 
IRS, (2) an organization exempt from tax under I.R.C. Sec.  501(a) that 
represents low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS or 
refers those taxpayers to qualified representatives, and (3) an 
organization exempt from tax under I.R.C. Sec.  501(a) that operates 
programs to inform individuals for whom English is a second language 
about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers.

DATES: The IRS is authorized to award a multi-year grant not to exceed 
three years. For a new clinic or a clinic applying for the first year 
of a three-year grant, the clinic must submit the application 
electronically at www.grants.gov.er of TREAS-GRANTS-052014-001. For an 
existing clinic requesting funding for the second or third year of a 
multi-year grant, the clinic must submit the application electronically 
at www.grantsolutions.gov. All applicants

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must use the funding number of TREAS-GRANTS-052014-001 and grant 
applications for the 2014 grant year must be electronically filed by 
July 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The LITC Program Office is located at: Internal Revenue 
Service, Taxpayer Advocate Service, LITC Grant Program Administration 
Office, TA:LITC, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1034, Washington, 
DC 20224. Copies of the 2014 Grant Application Package and Guidelines, 
IRS Publication 3319 (Rev. 5-2013), can be downloaded from the IRS 
Internet site at www.irs.gov/advocate or ordered by calling the IRS 
Distribution Center at 1-800-829-3676.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The LITC Program Office at (202) 622-
4711 (not a toll-free number) or by email at LITCProgramOffice@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 7526 of the Internal Revenue Code authorizes the IRS, 
subject to the availability of appropriated funds, to award 
organizations matching grants of up to $100,000 per year for the 
development, expansion, or continuation of qualified low income 
taxpayer clinics. Section 7526 authorizes the IRS to provide grants to 
qualified organizations that represent low income taxpayers in 
controversies with the IRS or inform individuals for whom English is a 
second language of their taxpayer rights and responsibilities, or both. 
The IRS may award grants to qualifying organizations to fund one-year, 
two-year, or three-year project periods. Grant funds may be awarded for 
start-up expenditures incurred by new clinics during the grant cycle.

Mission Statement

    Low Income Taxpayer Clinics ensure the fairness and integrity of 
the tax system by educating low income taxpayers about their rights and 
responsibilities, by providing pro bono representation to taxpayers in 
tax disputes with the IRS, by conducting outreach and education to 
taxpayers who speak English as a second language, and by identifying 
and advocating for issues that impact low income taxpayers.

Selection Consideration

    Applications that pass the eligibility screening process will 
undergo a two-tier evaluation process. Applications will be subject to 
both a technical evaluation and a program office evaluation. The final 
funding decision is made by the National Taxpayer Advocate, unless 
recused. The costs of preparing and submitting an application are the 
responsibility of each applicant. Each application will be given due 
consideration and the LITC Program Office will notify each applicant 
once funding decisions have been made.

Nina E. Olson,
National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-12999 Filed 5-31-13; 8:45 am]
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