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IRS Awards $41 Million in Grants

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs received a total of $41 million in grants from the IRS this year. Nearly all (348 out of 413 total) grant TCE and VITA applicants received awards! TCE programs provide free tax...

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IRS Warns of Texting Scams

The IRS has reported that in the last few weeks there has been a huge increase in texting scams (also known as “smishing”). These text messages appear to come from the IRS, and promise COVID-19 relief and other tax credits. The text messages lure unsuspecting...

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What are I-Bonds and Why do I Care?

I-Bonds are paying 9.62% interest. You read that correctly. I-Bonds are U.S. savings bonds issued by the United States Treasury. The interest rate is adjusted twice per year, in May and November. The current rate for I-Bonds is 9.62% on an annual basis for the first...

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