United Way Promotes Earned Income Tax Credit Program

February 13th, 2012

32Fulton, NY ? Once again the United Way of Greater Oswego County is partnering with community-based organizations to help raise awareness of a program that has benefited hundreds of families throughout Oswego County. The EITC program, a federally funded, anti-poverty initiative helps working people maintain their independence from the welfare system and increase their financial stability.

Working in collaboration with several agencies and organizations including: RSVP and SUNY Oswego, United Way is working to educate the public about the EITC program and how it can have a positive impact on their lives.

Students from the SUNY Oswego VITA program, as well as volunteers from the RSVP program, are available to offer free tax preparation at the following locations:
– Monday through Friday
o Phoenix Public Library, through April 15, by appointment, 315-695-2553, 315-458-1465, or 315-934-4333.
– Tuesdays o Fulton, 200 North 2nd Street, through – April 10, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.*
o McCrobie Civic Center, Oswego, through ? April 10, 11:00 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m.
– Wednesdays o Fulton Municipal Building, through – April 11, 9:00 a.m. ? 12:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
– Thursdays o Hamilton Homes, 96 Hamilton Street, Oswego ? February 23, March 8, 29, and April 12, 4:30 ? 7:30 p.m.* o St. Bernadette?s Bistro, Constantia, through ? April 12, by appointment, 315-623-9803
– Saturdays o SUNY Oswego, Rich Hall, through – April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
*Tax preparation will not be available on Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 17, and April 7.

For more information requirements and paper work needed to apply for the EITC program and free help with tax preparations you may contact the United Way of Greater Oswego County at 315-593-1900, or RSVP at 315-312-2317.

Cut line for photo: Tax help Available. Members of SUNY Oswego?s School of Business Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) are offering free income tax preparation. All volunteers are certified by the IRS and are well versed in the Earned Income Tax Credit and will apply the program when applicable and handle all of the manual work of filing the income tax returns. For more information on the program and a list of locations where the service will be available you may contact the United Way of Greater Oswego County at 315-593-1900. Above seated from left in front are: Christopher Daniel, Shawn-Morie Visconti, and Gary Gregory. Standing from left are: Rory O?Connell, David Passonno, Professor Andrea Zielinski, and Professor Charles Spector.