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Seeking Volunteers That Like Numbers and People

Next year's tax season may seem far away, but we are seeking local volunteers this summer to begin training for the Thomas Jefferson Area Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition's free tax preparation service for local low income individuals and families.

This is a great opportunity for college students studying business or accounting, or for retirees seeking a meaningful volunteer experience that keeps their skills sharp, or someone seeking additional experience for a resume.

The Thomas Jefferson Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition (EITC) seeks to support lower income working families and generate positive economic impact on our community. The Coalition represents a broad collaboration between United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area, the University of Virginia and UVA Medical Center, BB&T, IRS, many community organizations and social services departments, and the UVA Community Credit Union (including branches in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson Counties).

megan B.The Coalition helps clients with the process of claiming valuable tax credits including the EITC, the credit for the elderly, education credits, the Child Tax Credit/Additional Child Tax Credit, and the residential energy credit. This coming season, clients will receive assistance with the new Affordable Care Act health insurance premium tax credit.

Training will be available starting in September, so we’re recruiting volunteers now!

Volunteers need to:

  • Complete a 6-hour online training program in order to prepare and review returns.
  • Be available at least once a week for a 3 hour window from late January through April 15th, 2014.
  • Be comfortable working with a diverse population.

For more information, or to be added to a list of interested volunteers, contact Barbara Hutchinson at United Way Thomas Jefferson Area at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-972-1713.

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