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Volunteers sought for low-income tax prep program in Incline

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Tax time is often stressful. It can be especially hard for households in the North Tahoe area that need to maximize their refund but have difficulty paying fees for a third party tax preparer.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is here to help. VITA is an IRS-sponsored service that offers free preparation of federal and California tax returns for households with income less than $54,000.

Tax returns are prepared by volunteers that are trained and certified by the IRS, and other aspects of the program also depend on volunteers.

For the fourth year, Tahoe Family Solutions is sponsoring a VITA site at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-profit Center in Incline Village.

TFS is a nonprofit offering low/no cost services to children and families with a mission to provide key resources and enhance skills for families in the Tahoe Basin.

The VITA program supports that mission by helping families obtain all of the tax credits and refunds that are available to them, without having to pay extra fees to get their taxes done.

Volunteers are needed so that we can assist as many households as possible, which will also bring more dollars to our communities and help the local economy.

Adult volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

For information on different levels of volunteering, and how to apply, contact Leslie Blunden, the volunteer Site Coordinator, at 775-298-0204 or leslieb@tahoefamily.org.

This article was submitted by Tahoe Family Solutions. Visit tahoefamily.org to learn more.

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