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Free Tax Prep Service for Qualified Region Residents

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Each year the Northwest Indiana A$$et Building Campaign (ABC) hosts by Text-Enhance" href="http://www.nwi-ca.com/news/news-es6.html">free income tax preparation sites throughout Lake, Porter, and Starke Counties. These Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites complete over 1,300 taxes and return approximately $1.2 million back into the communities served; money often used to purchase necessities and stimulate the local economy. This year, Northwest Indiana Community Action is pleased to announce that new VITA sites have been added in an effort to help more families file their income taxes, avoid usury fees and collect their maximum benefit, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). “We recognized a need in several areas and are happy to announce along with our partners, Pulaski County Human Services, Newton County Community Services and Whiting Public Library, that we will serve taxpayers in Winamac, Whiting and Morocco,” said Leona Liuzzo, NWICA Asset Building Coordinator.
Equally exciting is the news that, for the first time, NWICA will be opening its doors at 5240 Fountain Drive, as a VITA site for four ‘Super Saturdays’.  Representatives from NWI BankOn, NWI211 & Options Counseling and Consumer Credit Counseling will be on site with a variety of helpful financial stability information.  IRS certified volunteers hope to prepare approximately 140 income taxes each Super Saturday- February 2, 16th, March 9, and April 13 (8am-5pm by appointment only).  “Our success depends on volunteers. We are still searching for tax preparers, greeters, screeners, quality reviewer and site coordinators; it’s a fun and easy way to give back to the community,” said Ms. Liuzzo.
For more information on how you can volunteer to help low-wage earning individuals and families with by Text-Enhance" href="http://www.nwi-ca.com/news/news-es6.html">free tax preparation, contact Leona Liuzzo at 219-794-1829 x2432 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To find a VITA Site near you, call NWICA or dial 2-1-1 to reach an NWI211 Call Specialist.
2013 VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE SITE SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED

SUPER SATURDAY SITES
January 26- IUN 3400 Broadway (Dunes Medical Building) Gary 9a-1p

February 2- NWICA 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point 9a-5p (call for appointment)
February 9- Genesis Center- 1 Genesis Center Plaza, Gary 9a-1p
February 16- NWICA 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point 9a-5p (call for appointment)

February 16- Genesis Center- 1 Genesis Center Plaza, Gary 9a-1p

March 2- IVY Tech 410 E Columbus Dr., East Chicago 9a-1p
March 9- NWICA 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point 9a-5p (call for appointment)

April 6- IVY Tech 410 E Columbus Dr., East Chicago 9a-1p

April 13- NWICA 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point 9a-5p (call for appointment)

AVAILABLE WEEKDAY SITES
Indiana University Northwest (Gary, IN) 219-980-6552
YWCA of Gary (Gary, IN) 219-881-9922
Greater Hammond Community Services (Hammond, IN ) 219-932-4800
Whiting Public Library (Whiting, IN) 219-659-0269
Newton County Community Services (Morocco, IN) 219-285-2247
United Way of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN) 219-464-3583 Saturday hours available
Pines Village Retirment Communities (Valparaiso, IN) 219-465-1591
Pulaski County Human Services, Inc (Winamac, IN) 574-946-6500
Starke County Public Library (Knox, IN) 574-772-7323 Saturday hours available
(article and logo provided by Northwest Indiana Community Action)
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