ATLANTA -- Those credit unions interested in or currently participating in the volunteer income tax assistance program are invited to attend a quarterly conference call hosted by the IRS.
The calls are part of a collaborative effort kicked off in 2007 by the IRS' Financial Institutions Partnerships and Stakeholder, Partnership, Education and Communication divisions. The group gets together at least quarterly via conference call to discuss VITA, asset-building models, articles for newsletters to national partners, and determine what customers are interested in seeing more information on, according to Debra Chandler, national credit union relationship manager and senior tax analyst with the IRS.
The conference call will take place 10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 17. For dial-in information, contact Chandler at 404-338-8306 or email@example.com.
Through VITA, staff and volunteers at 246 credit unions are now trained to help low-income members prepare their tax returns.