Once again, United Way is hard at work planning for the 2014 VITA tax season. This program aims to help families avoid high tax preparation fees, access all credits they are eligible for and connect families to services and programs that will help them increase their financial stability. Our VITA program has been very successful for many years thanks to the help of our dedicated volunteers. With your help, this program could be even more successful! We have a critical need for individuals to serve as volunteer tax preparers.
Las tax season our 55 volunteer preparers assisted more than 3,860 taxpayers and prepared a total of 6,523 returns (including tax credits, federal, state and city forms). This is a much needed community service and we unfortunately had to turn many taxpayers away last year due to lack of trained, certified volunteer tax preparers.
VITA volunteers have the opportunity to impact the lives of others in our community, build relationships, learn valuable skills, receive free training and become IRS certified. Visit the VITA page for more training info and to sign up TODAY!