Friday, November 14, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity! United Way Tax Prep for Low-Income Familes.

Want to help low-income families in the region with their taxes? Need volunteer credit for your SET?
Every tax season, the United Way and the Money In Your Pocket Coalition train and mobilize community volunteers like you from all walks of life (students, professionals, retirees) to provide free, quality income-tax preparation assistance for low-to-moderate income families.

Poverty is on the rise and having a job is no longer a guarantee for adequate income. Many of our neighbors don’t have access to affordable tax help, fall victim to “rapid refund” loans, or are unaware of state and federal tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC),

We train volunteer tax preparers to help individuals and families claim their maximum benefit and refund. That’s money that can be used to make rent payments, pay utility bills, or put food on the table for households struggling to make ends meet.

In just three hours a week, you can…
  • Make a difference in someone’s financial life
  • Deliver economic benefits to neighbors in need
  • Gain valuable new skills
In 2014, more than 200 volunteers dedicated more than 9,283 hours to the Free Tax Campaign. Volunteers prepared more than 6,600 tax returns and delivered more than $11 million in tax refunds back to local residents, including $4.8 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.

You do not have to be an accounting major to sign up! If you want to volunteer and help low-income families, sign up here!

Post by Ian Munroe

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