H.R.4835 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] (Introduced 03/22/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/30/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4835 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/22/2016)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Act
This bill directs the Internal Revenue Service to establish a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program (VITA grant program) for the development, expansion, or continuation of volunteer tax preparation programs to assist low-income taxpayers and members of underserved populations.
The bill establishes the National Center to Promote Quality, Excellence, and Evaluation in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The Center shall: (1) promote the adoption of a universally accessible volunteer training platform for the preparation of federal income tax returns, (2) provide technical assistance to tax return preparation program managers, (3) identify and disseminate best practices related to tax site management, (4) support outreach and marketing efforts, and (5) provide evaluation of programs and activities funded under this Act.