October is volunteer recruitment season for the United Way of Central Florida's Free Tax-Prep program for qualifying families. Six United Way partner agencies will host Free Tax-Prep sites that will remain open from January 30, 2012 through April 15, 2012.
The United Way will help volunteers become certified tax preparers via the IRS website during November. Volunteers will be asked to serve at a participating tax site on at least four Monday nights during part of February, March or April.
More volunteers mean more site hours that allow hard working families with incomes up to $50,000 opportunity to get their taxes done. United Way partner agencies offer on-site tax-prep programs in order for families to have immediate contact with counselors who can help them begin savings goals, pay down debt and improve credit scores.
With help, this resource can be used by motivated families to increase their financial stability. Counselors are trained to help families focus on savings plans to achieve educational degrees, reliable transportation for work or home repairs for energy conservation.
Tax season provides some families up to 20% of their annual income due to the earned income tax credit available to working families. Visit www.uwcf.org or call Scott Lonsberry at 863-648-1500 ext. 241 to find out how to volunteer.
2012 Family Service Tax Partners:
Mulberry Community Service Center, Church Service Center – Bartow, The Salvation Army East Polk, The Salvation Army West Polk, Hardee Help Center, HELP of Fort Meade
Supporting volunteers provided by:
Wells Fargo, Watson Clinic, Mosaic, Florida Department of Agriculture, Growers Fertilizer Corporation, Marriott Vacation Club
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