Monday, May 15, 2017

Record-breaking free Income Tax Service!

Once again, our amazing free Income Tax Service volunteers had another record breaking season!

These caring folks filed a staggering 492 income tax returns for our friends in need – for FREE!
This year's free service saved residents an estimated $86,000 in tax preparation fees and got them almost $500,000 in total refunds.  WHOA!

This was the sixth year we offered free tax services, which are completed by trained and certified volunteers as part of the national Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program. This year, appointments were available in Indian Trail and in Monroe thanks to a partnership with The Lion & Lamb Family Advocacy Center at Memorial UMC in Monroe.

We were so thankful to be able to help neighbors from all walks of life -- college students, fast-food workers, teachers, hair stylists, retail staff, local government employees and retirees. Our free tax service helps take the stress out of tax time and allows our hard-working neighbors to use the money they save on tax preparation fees for other needs like food, rent or medical bills. 

GREAT job tax service volunteers!

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