Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is accepting applications for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program. This is one of several IRS initiatives to provide free tax preparation service for the underserved low income population, which includes the elderly; disabled; limited English proficient; non-urban and Native American taxpayers.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) a brief description of the existing or planned program, including evaluation results if an existing program; 2) plan to recruit, train and manage volunteers; and 3) the source of matching funds.

Amount:

All applicants must provide matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis for all VITA Grant Program funds requested. All matching funds must be used to support the program.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

September 2, 2008

URL for more information: http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/files/IRS_VITA_guidelines_2008.pdf

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in business, economics, and extension. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.