United Way of St. Joseph County is requesting its fellow community members make an impact during tax season by becoming an IRS-Certified VITA Volunteer. Interested persons can become an IRS-Certified VITA Volunteer Preparer and learn how to help their friends and neighbors take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly, or choose from a list of volunteer opportunities that don’t involve preparing taxes. No prior tax preparation experience is necessary. All training and materials are free.
The VITA volunteer season will kick off with an open house on September 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. at United Way of St. Joseph County (3517 E Jefferson Blvd., South Bend IN 46615) to learn more about becoming an IRS-certified volunteer. Volunteers can work at one of the 18 sites in St. Joseph, Kosciusko, Marshall, LaPorte, and Elkhart and help hard working families keep their money in their pockets.
VITA is a program of the Pro$perity Building Campaign Tax Team led by United Way of St. Joseph County. Through the Pro$perity Building Campaign, United Way is working to meet basic needs, build family support systems, increase income, build savings, and gain and sustain assets.
United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating long-lasting change, ensuring all residents have access to the building blocks to a better life: education, income and health. For more information about United Way of St. Joseph County, visit www.uwsjc.org, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @uwstjoecounty.