VITA Thank You!!

THANK YOU TO VITA VOLUNTEERS!!!

 

We are so PROUD and THANKFUL for the dedication and impact our VITA Volunteers have on our local economy.  Our volunteers work hard at assisting low-income families and seniors in preparing and filing their income tax returns.  During the 2018 tax season nearly 300 income tax returns were completed through our VITA program and another 100 inviduals filed free using MyFreeTaxes.com. 

VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that provides training to local volunteers to complete income tax returns for local citizens.  Each year these volunteers begin training in December and must pass certification tests before they are qualified to complete income tax returns.  

Local volunteers:  Dee Jackson, Lisa Spann, Ginger Higgins,  Kat Craft, certified to prepare returns; Charlotte Edwards was a certified greeter; and Bill Townsend provided IT Support, site set-up and tear down. 

Without these volunteers the people who look forward to their assistance would most likely end up at paid tax preparers. 

To become a Certified Volunteer Income Tax Preparer, or for other volunteer opportunities, contact your United Way of Lamar County, by email at jenny.wilson@uwlamarcountyuw.org or call 903-784-6642.