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So, it’s tax time around here. If you’ve been to our headquarters or any of our tax site locations – you’ll notice that there’s a lot of excitement and activity going on. CAP’s Free Tax Prep Program is in motion and is one of the largest programs both in refunds returned to the community and number of clients served. Families that are eligible take advantage of much needed dollars in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.
Serving roughly 17,000 tax clients takes almost 200 volunteers. Among these, are Americorps volunteers which we have been able to utilize for the past 10 years. This year’s 11 member team come from all over the U.S. and were New Orleans doing reconstruction work before this assigment. On average, our Americorps NCCC volunteers contribute over 1,500 hours of time over six weeks which make up roughly 12% of all of CAP’s free tax prep volunteer hours. They do this because they want to make a difference and are to be truly admired. They’re living in a recreational center right now and have a couple of freebies to some games and places to eat. Other than that, they work, eat, sleep, and do it over again. If you run into one at a tax site or if they’re in there standard uniform of work pants, combat boots, and long sleeved shirts with the Americorps logo, take a moment to thank them for their service!
If you have an annual incomes of $50,000 or less or are single with incomes of $40,000 and less, come on over. If you know anyone, please let them know. Again, for a listing of tax site locations – click here.