WARRENSBURG - Do you like helping people? Then the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Warren County may be just what you're looking for. The Internal Revenue Service promotes the VITA program where Trained Volunteer Tax Assistors explain the many credits and deductions available and help people claim them on their tax returns. Volunteers will help individuals with low-to-moderate incomes complete and electronically file their tax returns at locations throughout Warren County - for free.
With changes to many tax credits on the 2009 tax returns an increase is anticipated in the number of people needing assistance completing their tax returns this filing season.
Homemakers, students, members of volunteer or community organizations, and businessmen and women are all welcome to help in the effort. Volunteer Tax Assistors receive free instruction and all training and certification materials necessary to prepare basic income tax returns. Training classes in basic tax law begins in late October and includes the use of electronic filing software supplied by the IRS.
For details or to reserve your place in class, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 623-3291 and ask for Linda Webb.