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Tuesday is V.I.T.A. Day at Sun Valley Community Center

Tuesday January 18, 2011

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisvile Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

It is a program that has returned millions of dollars to thousands of low income families in Metro Louisville and this Tuesday, January 18th the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program returns to the Sun Valley Community Center.

“When we began this program four years ago, I knew we were doing some good for families having a tough economic time,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). “As we begin this fourth year and with the help of many volunteers, the goal is a simple one of helping as many people as we can.”

The purpose of the V.I.T.A. program is to offer free tax preparation to persons making $49,000 or less. Over the years, volunteers have been able to find deductions to help families receive better tax returns when filing their 2010 federal income taxes.

The V.I.T.A. operation at the Sun Valley Community Center will begin on Tuesday. The Community Center will offer the assistance Tuesday through Saturday.

The Hours of operations are as follows:

Tuesdays 9:30am to 7:00pm

Wednesdays 9:30am to 4:30pm

Thursdays 9:30am to 7:00pm

Fridays 10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturdays 10:30am to 1:30pm

Henderson began partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition in 2008. Since then the number of volunteers and those taking advantage of the service have grown.

“This is a great community effort and in these tough economic times everyone could use some help and in this case it’s free,” says Henderson.

For more information about the V.I.T.A. programs, contact Councilman Henderson’s office at 574-1114 or call 574-3441 or 574-3459.

Bob Henderson (D) 14