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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) program offered through the Coastal Bend CA$H Coalition assists low-income working families help to prepare and e-file their tax returns.
Sites are now open! See a list of locations, times and what to bring to a VITA site HERE.
Leslie Ruta, Texas A&M-CC business student; Kelly Cholick, 2011 United Way VITA Project Coordinator; Chris Sambrano, Texas A&M-CC business student.
It is estimated that nearly $31 million of potential Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) funds are unclaimed in our local area when hard-working families do not file for them at tax time. That money is lost to them and to our local economy. Additionally, thousands of dollars more is unnecessarily lost when area families pay high fees to commercial tax preparation firms offering Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) or rapid returns.
All volunteers receive IRS-certified training including basic tax law, the software used to prepare tax returns and administrative processes. Schedule for training: HERE.
Heather Callaway, 2010 VITA site coordinator
Funding for the 2012 VITA program sponsored in part by:
For more information on this unique volunteer opportunity, contact Kelly Cholick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured from left, volunteer Jesse Escamilla retired from Dupont is able to assist clients in both Spanish and English and on the right, volunteer Inglan Iniquez, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student enters a tax payer's information into the TaxWise filing system. (2010)