►FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE!
1. To help low-to-moderate income families (up to $51,000) with tax preparation.Taxpayers are assisted with receiving tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a commonly-overlooked credit that may add more than a month’s worth of salary to the individual or family’s annual income. According to the IRS, 25 % of taxpayers who qualify for the credit do not
apply for it.
People who earn up to $48,279 can claim refunds as high as $5,657. The average is about $1,900. Research shows the earned-income tax credit lifts more children out of poverty
than any federal program. That's because the credit gives a big raise – up to 40 percent –
to working low-income parents.
2. To provide financial literacy education to Kenosha County residents to promote self-sufficiency through wealth building and debt-reduction outreach programs for those outside the financial mainstream. Assets give people a stake in their future and in their community.
Download this flyer to find out more details about the VITA sites and what you
need to bring when you have your taxes completed.
During the past four years, the VITA program has brought more than
$5,510,000 back into the Kenosha community!!!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
During 2014 tax season, the Kenosha County VITA program is again offering partnerships to
local businesses interested in helping. Participation in the VITA program provides financial
institutions the opportunity to meet Community Reinvestment Act requirements.
It is never too early to start planning!
It's time for the business community to join the chorus, making sure everyone who could get
the refund does. Businesses can tell their employees about nearby free tax-preparation
services. Retailers can hand out information in checkout lines.
Receive free training to become an IRS-certified tax preparer. Then help your community by volunteering a few hours per month to prepare taxes for those unable to afford it.
No previous experience is necessary! For more informaition contact Laurie McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 658-4104.