Thursday, December 01, 2011

VITA gearing up for 2012, seeking volunteers

It’s a program which has returned millions of tax dollars to low income families in Metro Louisville and organizers are getting ready for another year of assistance.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is asking for volunteers with a kick off set for Saturday, December 3rd at the Sun Valley Community Center.

“VITA is a wonderful program and the people who have helped us in the past will tell you, there is satisfaction when you take the time to help those who could use any extra financial help in this economy,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14).

The VITA program is available to households that make at or less than $50,000 a year. Volunteers will prepare 2011 tax returns at no charge.

The kick off will help coordinate volunteers with training programs to help low income families file their income tax returns for the coming year. The program needs greeters, interviewers and tax preparers for 2012. Training will take place at the Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane.

Here are the training times at Sun Valley:

- Thursday, December 8th 9:00am to 5:00pm Part 1&2

- Friday, December 9th 9:00am to 1:00pm Part 1

- Thursday, December 15th 5:00pm to 9:00pm Part 2

- Saturday, December 17th 10:00am to 2:00pm testing

- Thursday, January 11th 9:00am to 1:00pm (if needed)

The kick off will provide lunch for those who come out to volunteer. Chili, Chicken Dumpling Soup, Dessert and drinks are on the menu.

“I have met many wonderful people over the years we have supported this program, “says Henderson. “I can tell you, when you take the time to help someone who needs the help it will not only enhance your holiday season but you will feel good the whole year.”

The Kick off will get underway from 10:30am to 12:30pm

For more information about the 2012 VITA Volunteers program, contact Councilman Henderson’s office at 574-1114

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