CAP Services Offers Free Tax Assistance

February 1, 2013 – Wautoma, WI – CAP Services Inc. is offering free taxpayer assistance to income-eligible families in the Waupaca and Waushara county areas.

  • CAP Services, along with sponsor Community First Credit Union, is offering free taxpayer assistance to income-eligible families in the Waupaca County area. Certified volunteer tax preparers in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program will be available at FVTC-Clintonville and CAP’s office on Tower Road in Waupaca, by appointment.
  • CAP Services is offering free taxpayer assistance to income-eligible families in the Waushara County area. Certified volunteer tax preparers in the VITA program will be available at the CAPsell office on Main Street in Wautoma, by appointment.

CAP Services Project Coordinator Betsy Rozelle says that the VITA program is especially beneficial in rural areas like Waupaca and Waushara counties. Wisconsin families who live in rural counties are the most likely to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income families. According to a new analysis by the Wisconsin Budget Project, a nonpartisan research organization, more than 15% of people living in rural areas of Wisconsin benefit from the EITC, compared to 13.6% of people living in metropolitan counties.

“The EITC is credited with raising more children out of poverty than any other program,” Rozelle said.

CAP estimates that eligible families in Waupaca County do not claim up to $600,000—and eligible families in Waushara County do not claim up to $500,000—every year in Earned Income Tax Credits and spend thousands of dollars more for someone to prepare their taxes and then often apply for loans unnecessarily.

To see if you qualify for this free service, call toll-free at 1-800-660-5430 or e-mail Julie at jsorenson@capmail.org. Appointments are available from February 1-April 12, 2013.

CAP Services is a private, nonprofit community action agency that has been helping low-income people attain economic and emotional self-sufficiency since 1966. CAP Services serves residents in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties.

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CAP Services
5499 Hwy. 10 East, Ste A
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Ph. (715) 343-7500
Fax (715) 343-7520

101 Tower Road
Waupaca, WI 54981
Ph. (715) 256-1136
Fax (715) 256-1615

CAPsell Office
205 East Main Street, Suite 12
Wautoma, WI 54982
Ph. (920)787-3949
Fax (920) 787-7614

http://capservices.org/

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