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Truliant Provides Free Income Tax Assistance Service
Winston-Salem, N.C., (January 27, 2009) – In the continued spirit of community involvement, Truliant Federal Credit Union is hosting a free income tax assistance service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in their Fred J. Sarda Community Pavilion in Winston-Salem.
“We are so proud to be able to provide this service to the community,” said Marjorie Rorie, director of community services for Truliant Federal Credit Union. “The program received a great response last year and one can only imagine that during these tough economic times that the number will be even greater this year. We are here to help and it is very important that the message reach those in need.”
The Forsyth Working Families Partnership offers this free tax preparation service through VITA to working families who make $42,000 or less in annual income. VITA started their partnership with local communities to help eligible families collect the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It is estimated that millions of dollars in EITC go unclaimed by eligible working families every year.
Truliant employees are volunteering their time to this program to offer low-income, working families affordable tax return preparation, encourage savings and increase the number of tax returns completed.
Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Fred J. Sarda Community Pavilion is located at 3200 Truliant Way. The hours of operation for this free tax preparation service are Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., from January 31 through April 11.
Individuals taking advantage of Truliant’s free service need to bring the following: picture ID, Social Security card or ITIN and the Social Security card of each independent to be claimed, the employer ITIN or Social Security number of child care providers, W-2 form(s) and or 1099(s), last year’s tax return, amount received from the 2008 stimulus package and if applicable, the amount of their 2008 Advanced Child Tax Credit.
For more information, call First Line at 703-3000 or United Way at 211.
About Truliant Federal Credit Union
Truliant Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial institution that provides affordable financial services to its member-owners. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves more than 181,000 members and has 25 member financial centers in NC, SC, OH and VA. For more information on Truliant Federal Credit Union, visit TruliantFCU.org.Contact Information
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