Volunteers Needed to Help Working Families with Tax Preparation
Volunteers are needed to offer free tax preparation to help working families receive the federal and state tax credits they are eligible for.
The service is offered through the Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) program, a community partnership led by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. . In tax year 2018, 272 volunteers filed 4,691 tax returns, resulting in more than $4.6 million returned to local families. The average annual income for clients receiving tax preparation services was $21,100, which helped increase their household income by an average of 6 percent.
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.
The Money in Your Pocket campaign is supported by the PNC Foundation and the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service.
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.