Money in Your Pocket
The Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign is a community collaboration of organizations led by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low- to moderate-income working families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining credits for which they are eligible.
The Money in Your Pocket program is funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and PNC Bank.
For tax year 2018, 272 volunteers filed 4,642 tax returns, resulting in more than $4.66 million returned to local families.
Volunteer with Money in Your Pocket
Volunteers are needed to prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Money in Your Pocket program.
No previous experience is required and training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to serve as greeters (no tax preparing required for this position). Scheduling is flexible with daytime, evening and Saturday opportunities available from January through April 2020.
For those interested in learning more, several informational sessions will be held in October and November. To see a list of dates or to sign up, visit http://uwcr.partnershipplanners.org/openhouse