Free Tax Preparation Available!
Low-income families in Volusia and Flagler Counties could be up to $5,600 richer this year by taking advantage of the earned income tax credit – but they may not know they’re eligible.
IRS certified volunteers will identify taxpayer’s eligibility for the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit), Child Tax Credit, and other federally sponsored credits and help them file accurate tax returns. Free tax preparation help will be available for eligible families through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program beginning January 12, 2011
Using IRS approved software, tax returns are filed electronically by the volunteers and refunds can be direct deposited into the tax filers checking and/or savings accounts using the Split Refund Option. Tax Payers are encouraged to bring their account numbers to the tax site along with the bank routing numbers and their refunds will be deposited into their accounts in 7-10 days. So not only can you save in processing fees, (estimated savings of $150) you can have a portion of your refund put directly into savings, enabling you to create a safety net for unexpected events or future purchases. If you don’t have a savings account, check out our sponsoring financial institutions for a product that fits your saving needs and goals.
To learn more about Tax Credits and Splitting Your Refunds visit www.irs.gov. For locations, days and times of the VITA sites and for sponsoring financial institutions: call United Way First Call for Help by dialing 2-1-1 or 386-253-0564 and ask for VITA Information.
About Campaign for Working Families:
Based at the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, CFWF is a prosperity campaign serving Volusia and Flagler counties of Florida. The mission is to increase the resources available to the working poor, primarily through providing free tax preparation and financial literacy training so they can begin to build assets and become financially secure -giving people the tools to succeed — changing the way people live. For location, days and times for the VITA Sites, visit www.cfwffla.org or in Volusia County call 386-253-0564 or in Flagler County call 386-313-2506.
About United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties:
United Way of Volusia-Flagler improves lives and builds a stronger community by bringing together hearts, minds and resources from across the region and by developing effective partnerships with businesses, government and nonprofit organizations.. For more information, please visit the web-site www.unitedway-vfc.org
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release:January 2011Campaign for Working Families
3747 West International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1011
PH: 386.253.0564 FAX: 386.253.9517
For more information: Shelia Jackson 386.366-9048