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January 20, 2010 > Volunteers needed for VITA

Volunteers needed for VITA

Submitted By Vishnu Sharma

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a program of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). IRS Certified VITA volunteers prepare and electronically file federal and state personal income tax returns for low-income, limited English speaking, elderly, and disabled taxpayers at no cost to the taxpayers.

India Community Center is one of 147 organizations out of 360 applicants awarded a matching IRS 2010 VITA grant to increase and enhance free income tax preparation services during the 2010 filing season. India Community Center applied in partnership with the Milpitas Public Library. The grant is to support the establishment of a new site at the India Community Center for the 2010 Tax Season, and improving operations of the Milpitas Public Library.

"I am pleased that ICC has the opportunity to serve members of the community by launching this as the first project of the planned Financial Education Center. Our partnership with the volunteers of the VITA site at the Milpitas Public Library has given us a good start for the upcoming season," said Executive Director of ICC, Seshan Rammohan. "The Milpitas Library is happy to support the India Community Center in its endeavor to start a site for VITA. VITA provides a wonderful service for the citizens of our community during tax time. Having a site at ICC will help make their services available to even more people," said Community Librarian, Milpitas Public Library, Linda Arbaugh.

The operating dates and times for the upcoming season in 2010 are as follows. Clients can sign in at the appropriate place one hour before the start of the session. Volunteers interested in serving at these sites may obtain more information and sign up at

Income Tax Assistance

Milpitas Public Library
160 N Main St., Milpitas
Saturdays, Feb 6 - Apr 10
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

India Community Center
525 Los Coches St., Milpitas
Tuesdays, Feb 2--Apr 13
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesdays, Feb 3-Apr 14
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

(408) 934-1130

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