December 15th, 2010 by Kenneth Long
Vision Credit Education was notified that the Internal Revenue Service has approved a grant for the 2011 VITA tax program. Vision Credit received the grant on behalf of the Wake EITC Coalition.The over $6,000 IRS grant was approved as a part of a much larger $115,000 grant provided to members of the EITC-Carolinas initiative. The IRS grant will be combined with $14,000 provided by the United Way of the Greater Triangle for this year’s volunteer income tax assistance program.
This is the second consecutive year that IRS has lent its support to our coalition, so it really shows their commitment to helping lower income tax filers afford to be able to comply with the tax laws. In addition to grant funding, local IRS representatives provide training and material support to the volunteer led effort. VITA is a wonderful way to give back to the community, and we couldn’t do it without the generous support of the IRS and the volunteers that give so freely of their time.
The IRS grant will be used to expand outreach and increase the effectiveness of newly expanded site locations. Having a trained site coordinator who is experienced not just in tax preparation but also in volunteer recruitment and management is a real boost. It allows us to extend our programs far beyond what our small staff is able to monitor directly on a daily basis.
Vision Credit Education is an active participant and integral voice of the Wake EITC Coalition. The Wake EITC Coalition provides volunteer tax preparation and filing for lower income families located in Wake County as well as the surrounding Greater Raleigh and Triangle area. It is made up of participating organizations including the local IRS office, Vision Credit Education, Fiscal Progress, Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Wake County Human Services, United Way of the Greater Triangle, AARP, and multiple area churches and community centers.
We thank the IRS for their continued support. For more information on the Wake EITC Coalition, including free tax preparation locations and volunteer opportunities, visit waketax.org.
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