To direct the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to establish a self- employment tax initiative grant program, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Entrepreneur Startup Growth Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. SELF-EMPLOYMENT TAX INITIATIVE GRANT PROGRAM.
(a) Establishment.--Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, shall establish a self-employment tax initiative grant program (in this section referred to as the ``program'') to provide to covered individuals affordable tax preparation and business development assistance. (b) Grant Authority and Eligible Entities.--Under the program, the Commissioner may make a grant to the following: (1) A community-based organization. (2) A microlender. (3) A nonprofit organization. (4) An institution of higher education. (5) A local government. (6) A consortium of entities described in any of paragraphs (1) through (5). (c) Grant Uses.--A grant made under the program shall be used for the following: (1) Providing affordable tax preparation assistance to a covered individual. (2) Providing business development assistance to a covered individual, including individual counseling, classroom training, or other activities designed to assist a covered individual to improve the profitability, efficiency, or readiness for financing of the individual's business. (3) Conducting culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach to underserved communities in the area in which assistance described in...