File Your Federal & State Tax Returns For Free Online

Have wi-fi at home or access to it at a favorite hangout and feel comfortable filing your own income tax returns? Check out the web address shown below for an option to prepare your federal and state income tax returns for free (income limits apply) using software approved by the IRS.

www.myfreetaxes.com/GRABC

File Your Federal and State Tax Returns Yourself For Free

The Facilitated Self Assistance model allows taxpayers to input their own tax returns using interview-based software with the assistance of a certified volunteer. This is a win-win approach. Taxpayers learn how to prepare their own returns by a volunteer teaching them about their tax return and giving them the tools they need to file their return successfully; and, volunteer sites are able to serve more taxpayers with existing resources by allowing one volunteer to assist multiple taxpayers at the same time.

Click Here To Learn Where You Can File Your Taxes (Federal & State) Yourself For Free

GRABC Seeks Trainees For Free (VITA) Tax Program

Are you interested in assisting lower-income families in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Meade, or Ohio counties? Do you have a mind for numbers? Do you feel comfortable using a computer? Would you be willing to study and apply tax law? If your answers are all yes, the Green River Asset Building Coalition (GRABC) has a challenging opportunity for you through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA volunteers receive tax training from the IRS and experienced volunteers to complete income tax returns using approved software for electronic filing. Training is available throughout the year with the majority of the training conducted during December and January.

Each volunteer is asked to donate a minimum of three to four hours per week during the tax season, mid January through mid April. This commitment is required for the volunteer to achieve the level of proficiency necessary to complete an average tax return in thirty minutes to one hour.

VITA volunteers work directly with clients to review provided records and ask pertinent questions while completing tax returns. Tax site coordinators are available for consultations during the return preparation process. All returns are verified by a site coordinator or quality reviewer before the volunteer reviews the return with the client.

GRABC is looking for additional volunteers to join its elite group of tax preparers for the 2013 tax season. Call the GRABC office at (270) 685-1603, send an e-mail to vita@lahef.org, or go to www.grabc.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Henderson Meet and Greet Breakfast on November 30

Friday, November 30 at 7:30 a.m.
Golden Corral, 1320 Green Street, Henderson

Please make plans to attend the Henderson Meet & Greet breakfast program to learn about the upcoming 2013 tax season and enjoy some great food. We encourage you to invite a prospective new volunteer tax preparer or screener to attend with you. Their attendance will not obligate them to volunteer, but it will provide us a great opportunity to answer their questions about volunteer opportunities.

The Meet & Greet programs will be informative, upbeat and enjoyable and you should be on your way by 8:45 a.m. at the latest. We promise a great time because you will be enjoying the company of the greatest volunteers to be found anywhere. Remember, put these dates on your calendars, bring a prospective volunteer and come hungry.

Owensboro Meet and Greet Breakfast Kick-Off Well Attended

Approximately 80 returning and prospective new volunteers from Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Meade, and Ohio counties attended GRABC’s “Meet and Greet” breakfast to officially kick off planning for the 2013 tax season. The breakfast was held on November 16 at the H.L. Neblett Community Center in Owensboro, which is one of 13 free tax preparation sites GRABC will operate in the 2013 tax season. For information how you can help working low-income families in the Green River area by becoming a volunteer income tax preparer or screener, please e-mail vita@lahef.org or call (270) 685-1603.

2013 Training Schedule

See the 2013 GRABC Training Schedule for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers. Contact GRABC or Tina Lynch (contact information shown on the training schedule) to reserve a seat in your selected training session(s).

You Can Make A Difference

Serving at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is a very rewarding opportunity and offers a unique way to strengthen our community. On average, each service hour volunteered brings in over $750 of federal and state income tax refunds into our community. By joining the VITA team to assist working low-to-moderate income families you will help create a WIN (the tax filer wins), WIN (the commuity wins), WIN (You, the volunteer wins)situation. Click the link shown below to see how You can make a difference inthe lives of working low-to-moderate income families.

You Can Make A Difference Trifold Brochure – GRABC 2012

Tax Preparers & Screeners Needed For The 2013 Tax Season

Volunteer Tax Preparers & Screeners Needed For The 2013 Tax Season

All returning and prospective new volunteers planning to serve with GRABC during the 2013 income tax season are encouraged to complete and submit a 2013 Volunteer Enrollment form.

Meet and Greet Breakfast

Friday, November 16 at 7:30 a.m.
H. L. Neblett Center, 801 West 5th Street, Owensboro

Friday, November 30 at 7:30 a.m.
Golden Corral, 1320 Green Street, Henderson

Please make plans to attend one of the above-listed Meet & Greet breakfast programs to learn about the upcoming 2013 tax season and enjoy some great food. We encourage you to invite a prospective new volunteer tax preparer or screener to attend with you. Their attendance will not obligate them to volunteer, but it will provide us a great opportunity to answer their questions about volunteer opportunities. Each of these breakfast programs will be preceded by a series of half-page newspaper ads inviting your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to join you. Please encourage anyone you have an opportunity to speak with that is interested in volunteering to attend one of the breakfast programs. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for all of our volunteers to serve each year. This makes attracting new volunteers essential if we are to increase our capacity to help more working low-income families throughout the Green River service area and Meade County.

The Meet & Greet programs will be informative, upbeat and enjoyable and you should be on your way by 8:45 a.m. at the latest. We promise a great time because you will be enjoying the company of the greatest volunteers to be found anywhere. Remember, put these dates on your calendars, bring a prospective volunteer and come hungry.

2012 Tax Season Results

Join with us to applaud the volunteers serving with the Green River Asset Building Coalition for filing more than 3,300 income tax returns for our area’s working low-to-moderate income families during the 2012 tax season. The collective effort of the volunteers effected tax refunds totaling over $4.5 million for the tax filers they served. Volunteers logged 5895 service hours at 10 GRABC tax sites during the tax season resulting in an average refund of $750 per volunteer service hour. They made a real difference in the lives of the families they assisted. Our hats are tipped!