United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) Offers Free Income Tax Assistance

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February 29, 2016

Request for Immediate Release

United Way of Susquehanna County
693 Main St-Suite 3
New Milford, PA 18834
Contact: Kim Merithew
Phone: 570-465-3868

United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) Offers Free Income Tax Assistance

United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) in partnership with United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties was able to offer free income tax service to Susquehanna County residents on Friday, February 26th. The service was available to those households with income levels of $54,000 of less in 2015 with some clients qualifying for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,242.*

Individuals and families who were provided income tax assistance were most grateful for the help. Many senior citizens, military veterans, individuals and families were able to take advantage of this free service. In all, 23 individuals met with volunteer tax preparers and for those qualifying for a refund this represented $23,000 collectively in refunds. UWSC was able to serve more than double the number of residents than last year.

One of the individuals on the receiving end of help offered these words, “I appreciate the assistance the tax volunteers provided as I will be able to use the money I would have spent on preparing my taxes to help pay for day care for my little one.”

For those still needing tax assistance, you can visit the United Way of Susquehanna County website at unitedwayofsusquehannacounty.org and access free income tax services via myfreetaxes.com.

United Way of Susquehanna County has plans to offer this Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) again next year.

UWSC extends its deepest gratitude to our tax volunteers, Angela, Dan, Ricky and Frank.

 

*You must meet the IRS criteria to be eligible to participate