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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.

FREE TAX PREPARATION SITES OPENING SOON!
See a list of locations & times HERE.


     

Pictured above: Mary Ann Villanueva, volunteer from CCISD 
Leslie Ruta, Texas A&M-CC business student; Kelly Cholick, 2011 United Way VITA Project Coordinator; Chris Sambrano, Texas A&M-CC business student.

Community members are invaluable to the success of the VITA program. During the 2012 tax filing season, 145 volunteers prepared more than 3,187 returns in the Coastal Bend area resulting in over $4.1 million dollars worth of refunds.

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.
2012 Report
2011 Report


Volunteer Positions - with links to each job description:


The on-line, self-paced training system Link & Learn is available for those interested in training as a VITA volunteer. The materials are available at the UWCB office or at the Goodwill office on S. Port. The links below are also needed to fully utilize the Link & Learn system

After certification, please contact Donna Hurley at donna.hurley@uwcb.org.
for further information on volunteering.


Information/Fact Sheets

Link & Learn Taxes
Certification Tests: Getting Started

Fact Sheet
2013 Practice Lab

Fact Sheet
2013 Link & Learn Taxes - Volunteer Certification Test


For more information
on this unique volunteer opportunity, contact Donna Hurley at donna.hurley@uwcb.org.

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