Last week, on March 29, three of our tax specialists made the journey to the Veterans Service Commission in Stark County. Our specialists are certified through the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).
For the 17 veterans and spouses we helped with filling, they saved over $3,400 in filing fees. Not only are we saving them money, but combined, we were able to secure $15,000+ back in refunds.
Retired Army Major General, and MVRC Board President, Dan Hahn commented, “…Our specialists are trained is such a way, that they can handle virtually any tax issue or problem in the process of doing their taxes. This is a great service that we have offered the last couple of years. In each of the last two years, we’ve reached out to 500 vets, and we [are on track] to exceed that again this year.[Our hope] is that our veterans know that we truly care about them, and it’s not something we are giving them, but we are giving them an opportunity to once again find their purpose. This is not only value added to them, but to all the communities they end up living in.”
We are grateful for Stark County’s VSC Executive Director, De Ann Covey, and Outreach Coordinator, Teresa White, for opening their facility to us, and for all the hard work they put in, in helping organize this event.
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