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Interested in Making a Difference in Your Community and Learning How to Prepare Taxes?

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 15:43:01-05

LANSING, Mich. — Community Action Agency is still seeking volunteers for the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Community Action Agency provides free federal, state and city income tax preparation services through the VITA program. IRS-trained preparers work with each client to ensure the client receives all of the money they are entitled to receive. This money could be from the Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Homestead Property Tax Credit, Home Heating Credit, among others.

Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification. Flexible Hours and free training. You will receive training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. As a volunteer, you will join the thousands of others who each year prepare millions of tax returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Community Action Agency is also looking for employers who are interested in providing the information for VITA’s FREE Income Tax Assistance Program for households earning $56,000 or less and MyFreeTaxes.com which is FREE online tax filing product where individuals can file both federal and state returns. There is no income limit this year for MyFreeTaxes.com.
Interested in Volunteering: Contact Tami Farnum at tfarnum@caajlh.org or by calling 517-539-8325. Would Like Inserts/Flyers for Payroll: Contact: Kate Lambert Lee at klee@caajlh.org or 517-539-8310.

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