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Info for Community Members

Staff Members from the Baltimore and Maryland CASH Campaigns on a 2012 Advocacy Visit to Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office

Are you interested in bringing the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to your community? Do you have questions about increasing awareness about valuable tax credits for working families? The following resources are intended to help community members increase awareness about the VITA program and related services for local taxpayers.

Common Cents Conferencecommoncentsconference.mdcash.org

The Maryland CASH Campaign co-hosted the 3rd Common Cents Conference on August 28th & August 29th, 2012. The conference convenes regional VITA coalitions, and organizations across public, private, and non-profit sectors to address unique financial issues and programs in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Comptroller of Maryland, www.comp.state.md.us

Earned Income Tax Assistance Toolkit, www.eitc.irs.gov

Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Toolkit, http://eitcoutreach.org/category/outreach-tools

How to Start a VITA Site in Your Community, http://raisetexas.org/resources/VITA_How-To_Toolkit_2013.pdf

Published by RAISE Texas (www.raisetexas.org), this 18-page toolkit describes the VITA program, and offers a timeline for and checklist of critical tasks to start a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site.

National Community Tax Coalition, www.tax-coalition.org

Have you have a bad experience with a paid tax preparer? You can file a complaint with the IRS! http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/Make-a-Complaint-About-a-Tax-Return-Preparer