INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - The United Way has joined with the IRS to open and promote Volunteer Tax Assistance Sites in Indian River County. These sites provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income workers (anyone who makes under $49,000).
From Jan. 27 to April 18, Vero Beach City Mayor Jay Kramer will volunteer his time, after hours, to help prepare.
Last year, Kramer was one of 30 local volunteers that processed 661 returns, resulting in total refunds of $826,141. A vital component of the VITA program is the promotion of the Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit which last year resulted in $379,940 being claimed.
County residents can call 2-1-1 to find a local tax preparation site. A full list is available on the United Way website, www.unitedwayirc.org.
© 2011 TCPalm. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Latest Local News Stories