More than $340,000 in Internal Revenue Service grants go to five organizations in the Carolinas that help taxpayers with low-to-moderate incomes.The Internal Revenue Service today announced a second year of matching grants to organizations who offer free tax preparation this filing season. These groups will provide free federal tax return preparation and electronic filing to individuals and families with an adjusted gross income of $49,000 or lower.
“More than $340,000 was awarded to five organizations right here in the Carolinas,” said Mark Hanson, IRS spokesperson for North Carolina and South Carolina.
United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg $12,000
United Way of Greenville County, Inc. $44,425
Charleston Trident Urban League, Inc. $45,000
The IRS funds will be used for, among other things,extend services to underserved populations and hardest to reach areas, both urban and non-urban, increase e-filing file returns electronically, improve the accuracy of returns by these sites.
More than 3 million tax returns were prepared during the 2009 filing season by volunteers working under either the VITA program or the Tax Counseling for the Elderly, another IRS volunteer program.