Local

November 1, 2013

March VITA Tax Center is spinning up for the next tax season!

Tags:
Theeraya Kline
March ARB Tax Center

Maj. Deric Prescott
Theeraya Kline, discusses tax forms with her husband, Staff Sgt. Richard Kline, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Oct. 29, 2013, at the March VITA Tax Center. Both are volunteers at the March location.

Air Force Reserve Command’s only Base Tax Center is looking for a few good men and women who are willing to be part of an award winning team focused on helping others!

Last tax season, we prepared and filed over 1,000 tax returns, doubling the amount of returns from the previous year. We saved the members of Team March nearly $200,000 in tax preparation fees, and secured over $1,100,000 in tax refunds enabling the members of Team March to keep some of their own hard earned money in their pockets! The March VITA Tax Center was the most successful tax center in AFRC and on a competitive level with some of the largest bases in the USAF! The hard work and tireless efforts of our dedicated volunteers earned March VITA Tax Center a coveted Community Leadership Award from the IRS.

In this coming tax season, we have set a goal to once again double the amount of tax returns filed. This is where you come in; we NEED you in order to attain this goal!

The VITA program allows the members of Team March and the greater March family a much needed service that is completely free and individualized. According to SSgt David Shore, 951 RSPTS/JA, ”there are benefits for the volunteers as well! Military members can use these hours towards the Volunteer Service Ribbon, those of you that are social butterflies will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of fascinating people from all walks of life and facets of the March community, and most importantly you get the satisfaction of giving back and helping your March family with a process that can at times be difficult, confusing, daunting, and downright frustrating!”

There is a role for everyone. If you are good with numbers, volunteer as a tax preparer. You will be working one-on-one with clients, preparing, filing, and helping them understand their tax returns. Experience is not necessary – WE WILL TRAIN YOU on the latest tax preparation forms and software. If you are a people person, volunteer as an interviewer, where you will welcome clients, help organize their paperwork, input their tax information into our system, and manage the overall flow of service.

Currently training for the upcoming tax season will be held during the first two weeks of December, from 2-6 December we will receive training from an IRS representative (for filing federal returns), and from 10-13 December we will receive training from a State of California Franchise Tax Board representative (for filing state returns).

This program is supported by the Wing Commander; volunteers are authorized to put in volunteer hours for the tax center during their duty day whether they are in civilian or military status, saving you from having to spend your hard earned leave while providing a service to the entire installation.

According to Maj Deric Prescott, Active Duty Staff Judge Advocate, civilians are authorized paid time off while volunteering at the base tax center. “Our civilian team members need to work closely with their supervisors to see if staffing levels and mission requirements would allow them paid time off from the job. “Military personnel time is at the discretion of their commander,” said Maj Prescott.

Ultimately the base tax center is looking for people who have a passion for helping others.

Volunteers will need to be able to provide a minimum of only four hours per week, of course, more hours are always appreciated!
To volunteer please contact SSgt David Shore at 951-655-4479 or by email david.shore@us.af.mil. Finally, if you have any tax related questions please contact Mrs. Theeraya Kline 951-655-3659 or by email at marchvita@yahoo.com




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
HHM_14_Poster

Hispanic Heritage Month: Knowing the facts

In 1988, Congress established National Hispanic Heritage Month by amending the 1968 law that created National Hispanic Heritage Week. Under this law, the president was asked to issue an annual proclamation designating the “31...
 
 
4-of-11-photo

U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men

(Fourth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Thirty men killed while serving in the 452nd Bombardment Group during World War II are buried at an American military cemetery near Cambridge, England. They...
 
 

Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A lifestyle and culture

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF) is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices. The program’s goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness. The new...
 

 

Suicide prevention takes courage, communication, official says

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said Aug. 21. Army Lt. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, military deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense for personnel...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher

Padres honor Team March Airmen during Air Force Appreciation Day

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher San Diego Padres second baseman, Jedd Gyorko, greets Senior Master Sgt. Donald Branscum, 1st Sgt., 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, as he took his position on the field, during the Pa...
 
 

Air Force revamps Air Expeditionary Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support (ACS) Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force (AEF) construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin