Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs

ICR 202110-1545-002

OMB: 1545-2222

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
1545-2222 202110-1545-002
Received in OIRA 202009-1545-006
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 10/14/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved 01/31/2024
47,300 47,300
16,134 16,134
0 0

The Internal Revenue Service offers free assistance with tax return preparation and tax counseling using specially trained volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs assist seniors and individuals with low to moderate incomes, those with disabilities, and those for whom English is a second language. Using these forms will provide consistent information that is needed when potential VITA/TCE volunteers submit their interest in volunteering to represent the IRS when they prepare tax returns during filing season
The Agency is requesting emergency approval to assist with virtual tax return preparation and voter registration assistance in accordance with Executive Order #14019. SPEC will be adding two questions to Form 13715, Volunteer Site Information Sheet, to capture this data.

PL: Pub.L. 91 - 172 83 Name of Law: Tax Reform Act of 1969
   PL: Pub.L. 95 - 600 163 Name of Law: Revenue Act of 1978
   EO: EO 14019 Name/Subject of EO: Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting

Not associated with rulemaking


  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 47,300 47,300 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 16,134 16,134 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Benjamin Epps 470 639-2786 epps benjamin e


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
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