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Last Updated: 7/19/2018

Grant to Provide Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Services

The Minnesota Department of Revenue requests proposals from organizations to receive grants to coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and provide volunteer taxpayer assistance services to Minnesotans who are low-income, elderly, and disadvantaged.

Is my organization eligible for grant funding?

To be eligible for grant funding, your organization must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Be a non-profit organization qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
  • Be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • Operate within the established guidelines and requirements of the VITA and TCE Programs.
  • Be compliant with Minnesota tax and information reporting requirements.
  • Be compliant with last year’s grant contract, if a previous grant recipient.

How much in funding is available?

For fiscal year 2019, the Request for Proposals (RFP) is $400,000.

What are volunteer taxpayer assistance services?

Volunteer taxpayer assistance services are accounting and tax preparation services provided by volunteers. These services include:

  • Filing federal and Minnesota income tax returns.
  • Filing Minnesota property tax refund returns.
  • Representing qualifying residents before the department and the IRS.

How do I apply?

  1. Review the Fiscal Year 2019 RFP for information and requirements.
  2. Apply by following the instructions in the RFP. We must receive your proposal by August 15, 2018. We will not consider late applications.
  3. Email your proposal to Volunteer.Grant.MDOR@state.mn.us.

Information and Forms for the Fiscal Year 2019 RFP 

Information and Forms for the Fiscal Year 2018 RFP 

What if I have questions?

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