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V.I.T.A. is open for business at Sun Valley Community Center

Thursday January 23, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – The weather has not slowed down the official beginning of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which begins another year of operation this week at the Sun Valley Community Center to help low income families in Metro Louisville.

“For more than six years now, VITA and its dedicated volunteers have helped low income families in our area with their income tax returns and at the same time bring millions of dollars back into our community,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14). “Our goal this year is to help as many people as we can.”

The purpose of the V.I.T.A. program is to offer free tax preparation to persons making $52,000 or less. Over the years, volunteers have been able to find deductions to help families receive better tax returns when filing their federal income taxes.

The V.I.T.A. operation at the Sun Valley Community Center will run through April 21st. The Community Center will offer the assistance Tuesday through Saturday.

The Hours of operations are as follows:

Tuesdays 9:00am to 7:00pm

Wednesdays 9:00am to 4:00pm

Thursdays 9:00am to 7:00pm

Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fowler is with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition. Since the program began in 2008, the number of volunteers and those taking advantage of the service have grown. Joining Fowler in providing funding for the service this year at Sun Valley are Council members Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and David Yates (D-25).

“While many people are still recovering from the recession, this is a great community effort for those families who could use the help to recover what they are owed. And the best thing is this service is free,” says Fowler.

For more information about the V.I.T.A. programs, contact Councilwoman Fowler’s office at 574-1114 or the Community Center at 937-8802.

Cinid Fowler (D) 14
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
David Yates (D) 25