Final Days for Free Tax Preparation in Macon by United Way of Central Georgia and VITA

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Every year in Central Georgia, hardworking, moderate-to low-income families lack access to certified and IRS trained tax preparers and fail to claim important tax credits. In partnership with the IRS, United Way of Central Georgia leads a coalition to provide free tax preparation by IRS-trained and certified volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) coalition provides free tax preparation services and asset building resources to working families with moderate to low incomes.

“We are so pleased to help provide a service to our community that insures so many people get the tax credits they deserve,” says George McCanless, President and CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “Plus, it helps our community by leaving money in the pockets of local people who then spend that money with local businesses.”

The final days for the service are today, April 10th, and Friday, April 12th. The hours both days will be 10 am to 4 pm. The location is the Macon City Senior Citizens Center at 132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive in Macon. There is no age requirement for the free service and no income requirement for those over the age of 65. Individuals with an appointment will be given priority for service. To make an appointment, taxpayers can call Larry Wright at (478)-207-7715.

United Way of Central Georgia is a leading funder of health and human service organizations that have a measurable impact in fourteen Central Georgia counties and impact the lives of one in four local people annually. The annual campaign supports 43 programs along with 29 partner agencies. United Way initiatives include Read United, Mission United, RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), Familywize, First Steps,, Volunteer United, and Parents as Teachers. United Way of Central Georgia also funds a free, confidential seven-days a week, 24-hours a day information and referral line serving all of Central Georgia. Dial 2-1-1 to find or give help.