June 3rd, 2010 by Kenneth Long
Vision Credit Education, Inc. has been notified that the Grants Committee of the Human Relations Commission has recommended a $3,000 grant for the upcoming fiscal year. The purpose of the grant is to expand the volunteer income tax assistance program (VITA) to include more Raleigh residents.This grant specifically will serve to provide free income tax preparation and filing for residents of Raleigh. The target population is residents age 55 years and older as well as tax filers who are considered disabled.
Free tax preparation services are available to the elderly, the disabled and any household with less than $50,000 in annual income. This threshold is determined by the Internal Revenue Service to allow for free tax assistance to those who may lack the means to afford pricey services by paid preparers.
If you would like to benefit from this service, contact Vision Credit Education at 919-338-0882 or toll-free at 800-379-4720. You may make an appointment to meet with a trained VITA volunteer who can prepare your income tax return.
Since this program is also supported by the Internal Revenue Service, you may have your return e-filed. This allows for instant submission to the IRS, clearing the way for a prompt refund. Most federal tax refunds are received within 10 days through the service. There is zero charge for preparation, e-filing or refund services.
To receive any funding from the City of Raleigh during such difficult economic times shows how important this program really is. We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our VITA program to provide much needed services to the city residents that need it most.
Tax season runs from January 17 to April 15, 2011. Volunteers will also be on hand at limited locations prior to January 17 for anyone who needs to file a prior year tax return.
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