Beaufort News

Volunteers sought for tax prep help

The Lowcountry Area Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition is looking for volunteers to help provide free income tax filing assistance to working people and families in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Volunteer counselors help taxpayers take advantage of the tax credits for which they are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, and complete and electronically file returns.

About 40 volunteers are needed to help with the 2010 tax season, which ends in April.

No experience is required, hours are flexible and free training is available.

During the 2009 tax season, 32 volunteers operated eight sites in Beaufort and Jasper counties and completed 1,660 returns.

Details: Theresa Jackso, 843-263-5936 or www.vitalowcountry.org

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