She received the Director's Award from the Department of the Treasury, IRS in 2000 and earned an award from the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service-Stakeholder Partnerships in Education & Communication for 40 Years of Service to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas The 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program, a joint program between Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi, the United Way of the Coastal Bend, the IRS, and other community partners successfully prepared 3,102 tax returns, returning a record $4 million to low and moderate income households.
Still, he kept going each year until a friend suggested the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program, an IRS program providing free tax preparation services to low-income families.
A few of the partners United Way of Anchorage and its Alaska 2-1-1 service work with include AARP Alaska; A ARP Tax Aide; Assistance Resources of Alaska; Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; Better Business Bureau; Catholic Social Services; Cook Inlet Lending Center; the Governor's Council on Special Education and Disabilities; the Internal Revenue Service; Money Management International, Inc.; Neighbor-Works Anchorage; Nine Star Education and Employment Services; UAA Center for Human Development; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
; and YWCA.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) program will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m.
"[N]ot only is he working directly with groups such as the Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, the Small Business Development Centers of Maryland, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program, he is, in a sense, 'franchising' his services by training other librarians in the creation of good business plans and small business development."
The dramatic results include: sponsorship of 732 credit workshops with 10,700 participants; more than 16,200 first-time savings accounts opened; providing credit counseling to 8,600 families, and preparing (for free) 73,372 tax returns under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Law student Marbely Hernandez was specially commended for providing over 1,200 hours of volunteer law-related service, while students Francoise Blanco and Mitch Altman won awards for their work with low-income taxpayers and military families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
With a federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
matching grant and a little less than $200,000 a year from the Iowa General Assembly, ISED Ventures of Des Moines helps low-income people prepare their taxes and claim the federal earned income tax credit.
He previously served as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) instructor and he is the founder and President of the Latino Association of Tax Preparers, Inc (LATAX).
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
: This program provides free tax preparation to those who earn $50,000 or less and need assistance preparing their tax returns.
Its website, http://aaahq.org/ata, offers free ATA reports, including two on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance