Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free Income Tax Preparation at GCC

Genesee County DSS and GCC have partnered to open a VITA Program for low income folks in our community. VITA is a volunteer income tax assistance program that does FREE basic tax preparation for people earning less than $49,000 per year. Basic tax returns are submitted on-line for FREE on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 pm at DSS, or on several select dates at GCC. While there are a couple of other VITA programs in the county, they are primarily open during normal business hours, making it difficult for some working folks…..such as your staff…. to take advantage of the service. Our VITA Program caters to those people who may otherwise turn to a paid tax preparer (such as those advertised on TV) that not only charge for the preparation, but also try to sell rapid refunds or cash-on-the-spot services.

So far, we have completed nearly 70 returns for folks in the community. But as tax season starts to wind down, we are finding that we have some openings in our schedule for the next few weeks. There will be walk-in evenings of tax preparation from 4-8 pm at GCC on Thursday, March 11 and on Thursday April 1, with no appointment necessary. If anyone would like an appointment for other Tuesdays or Thursdays through April 15th at DSS, they can call Evelyn at 344-2580, extension 6476.

1 comment:

cpa dallas texas said...

Hello all,

The volunteers have undergone rigorous online training to be able to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Thanks a lot...