Financial $tability PartnershipTM’s VITA sites producing successful results in 2011

HNN Staff

HUNTINGTON, WV —River Cities residents have several options to file their taxes before the April 16 deadline passes.


Financial $tability PartnershipTM (FSPTM) of the River Cities is still hosting Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County,
Ohio.


“A divorced mother of two who had always let her mother do her taxes for her came to the Goodwill Industries’ VITA site April 2,” said Ed Davis, Financial $tability PartnershipTM coordinator. “She had never heard of the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Child Tax Credit. Her mom had started to prepare her taxes on paper and indicated that she should get approximately $1,400 back from the IRS this year, which was
about the same as last season.


“After we factored in the EITC, the CTC and ‘Making Work Pay’ credit, we told her she would be receiving $5,694, an increase of $4,294 from what her mother had told her she would receive. Needless to say, she was thrilled. The mother plans to catch up on bills and get her car repaired with her return.


IRS-trained VITA volunteers were also able to determine that the divorced mother of two can file to have her 2009 Federal taxes amended to receive the tax credits she was eligible for but failed to receive.


The last VITA site date is April 16 at the Cabell County Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will give last-minute income tax filers a final opportunity to receive free assistance.


For more information about the Financial $tability PartnershipTM of the River Cities, contact Ed Davis at 304-523-8929, ext. 6 or ed.davis@unitedwayrivercities.org.

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