Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Volunteers needed to assist families with tax preparation

Volunteers are being sought to assist low and moderate income families in Utah to receive free tax help and possibly cash in the form of an earned income tax credit.

Under the “Earn It. Keep it. Save it.” moniker, a coalition of community organizations reaches out to eligible families and provides information about the federal earned income tax credit.

“It is estimated that between $60 million and $80 million is unclaimed each year in Utah,” said Charlie Roberts, spokesman for the state tax commission and member of the statewide coalition.

The coalition is under the leadership of United Way of Salt Lake and Community Action partnership of Utah.

Volunteers are needed as tax preparers, financial resource specialists, interpreters, schedulers and greeters at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites.

Those interested may register online at or by calling 2-1-1.

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