• ACC Staff Volunteers for United Way Tax Return Program

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    January 29, 2020
    ACC Staff Volunteer for United Way Tax Return Program
    As taxpayers start receiving their W-2s, volunteers throughout Brazoria County will help taxpayers file their returns for free.
    The United Way of Brazoria County will again this year provide assistance to ensure tax forms are filed properly during the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program event in February.
    ACC volunteers will be at the ACC Science/Health Science Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 for citizens who make less than $55,000 a year.
    Several ACC employees will be among the volunteers including Vice President of Financial Services Karl Stager, Director of Fiscal Affairs Deborah Kraft, Assistant Director of Fiscal Affairs Laurel Joseph and Fiscal Affairs cashier Genesis Barrios. Staff members have participated in the program over the past several years.
    There are many benefits to getting help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The service is free and an IRS representative will be on hand to answer questions.
    One volunteer will help with intake, one will help prepare the return and another will review it before it is filed with the IRS.
    All of those with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program also have many years of experience assisting taxpayers with their returns. Before they volunteered for the program, the ACC staff members had to undergo training with the IRS.
    Those interested in having their returns filled out with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program  should bring a valid photo ID, Social Security cards for all household members, all W-2s, 1099s, proof of health insurance and dates of birth. The tax prep volunteers will be in the Science/Health Science Building in room S-163.
    Last year, VITA volunteers helped residents save $183,889 in total refunds, $120,659 in total returns, $27,822 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), and $34,418 in Child Tax Credits.
    For more information or to check for additional dates or locations, call the United Way of Brazoria County, 979-849-9402 or 800-971-6677 or visit www.uwbc.org.
    John Tompkins, Communication Coordinator
    (281) 756-3551