Free Tax Assistance in Colquitt County

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has returned for its second year to help people with a household income of $49,000 or less.

The event is presented in conjunction with the University of Georgia's local Extension Agency, Moultrie Technical College, and the Moultrie YMCA, and coordinators say refunds are already on their way back to the community.

Extension Agent Andrea Scarrow says the program was open for its third day today (1/31) and has already claimed $28,000 in earned income tax credits and $10,000 in child credits.

Last year VITA brought over $100,000 back to Colquitt County.

Coordinators say the event is supervised by trained professionals, and aided by MTC tax preparation students so they can receive hands-on training with real returns.

Services will be available at the Moultrie YMCA on the following dates:
February 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 12.

For more information, call the YMCA at (229) 985-1154.

Spanish-speaking tax preparers are available.

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  • by Amber Location: Moultrie, GA on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:05 PM
    VITA is a wonderful program, in my opinion. Reaching out to help the people with lower and middle class income is exceptional. I believe that VITA will be successful in bringing in lots of tax dollars for our community as well as all other communities. It makes no sense to pay a professional tax preparer when VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistants) can prepare your tax returns for you for FREE. VITA should be advertised more in all communities.
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