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CAP Services Seeks Volunteers for Waushara County Tax Program Planning

12.11.2017 All day

CAP Services Seeks Volunteers for Waushara County Tax Program Planning for the upcoming income tax filing season is underway and CAP Services is seeking volunteers to prepare tax returns and provide customer support. Since 2007, CAP Services has provided free tax preparation to low-income families in Waushara County through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. During the 2017 filing season, volunteers helped 212 households in Waushara County secure more than $216,000 in income tax refunds. With an average cost of $160 per paid tax return, these volunteers also saved families more than $33,000 in fees in 2017. CAP anticipates an increased demand for its services in 2018 and will need additional volunteers to meet the need. Individuals can get involved through a weekly commitment to conduct intake activities or prepare taxes, or through an occasional – once or twice a month – commitment to offer interpretation services. No previous experience is needed. CAP will provide in-person and online training free of charge to all interested volunteers beginning mid-December. The tax site operates from late January to mid-April. Additionally, volunteers can access CAP’s tax filing software to prepare their own returns as well as returns for friends and family, free of charge. CAP will offer free tax preparation services at the CAPsell Center in Wautoma. If you are interested in volunteering, visit the CAP Services website at capservices.org/vita, or contact Connie Henn at chenn@capmail.org or 920-647-0978.