McCann School of Business & Technology Hosting Free Income Tax Assistance Workshop 

Pottsville, Pa. (January 8, 2016) – McCann School of Business & Technology, 2650 Woodglen Rd., is hosting its first Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workshop on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop helps local working families prepare tax returns. 

“The preparation of tax returns by 13 Schuylkill Community Action volunteers resulted in a savings of $37,356 for hard working families,” said Jennifer Slifka, Director of Program Service at Schuylkill Community Action. “We helped them earn this money without paying additional charges, interest or commercial tax preparers fees, which average around $150.”

Schuylkill Community Action (SCA) IRS certified volunteers will run the workshop, which will take place every Saturday until the end of tax season.   

Individuals interested in attending a VITA session should call the SCA (570-662-1995) for a free screening process over the phone. Eligible participants will be scheduled for an appointment at McCann. 

The VITA program is part of the SCA “Schuylkill Money in your Pocket Campaign” dedicated to promoting Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) outreach in Schuylkill County. The VITA Program provides hard working families with free tax preparation, helping those who qualify receive an earned income tax credit. McCann is now a VITA host facility, offering individuals tax preparation and electronic filing.

The workshop is free and open to the public. 

About McCann
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