Tax season is in full swing and our VITA volunteers are running bases for our working families

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This year, nearly 100 volunteers joined United Way of Greater Los Angeles to receive IRS certification so that they can help low-income, working families and individuals file their taxes and put money back into their pockets. 

Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, our volunteers provide free tax assistance to lower-income families and help eligible households apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). United Way of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with the Free Tax Prep Los Angeles coalition, has been a leader in the VITA program since 2007 and we’re proud to train our volunteers to impact so many lives and incomes.

Our 2019 cohort of VITA tax preparers have been out in the community supporting working families who made less than $56,000 in 2018. This dedicated team helped hundreds of households put an average of $5,500 back in their pockets through the EITC, the California EITC, their normal tax return, and by helping them save on the cost of filing their taxes.

On Tax Day 2019, we want to give a special thanks to these stellar individuals who are helping to change lives. We are especially grateful to City National Bank and the Korean Youth Community Center whose support helped us to provide the trainings that make this service possible.

For more news about some of the other programs City National Bank has been a part of please see:

HomeWalk 2019Event Sponsor
Southern California Disaster Relief FundDonor
Fall into LiteracyEvent Sponsor
Emerging LeadersGiving Society Category Sponsor
Leadership For L.A.'s FutureSponsor
EmpowerHER AwardsJune 13, 2019, Presenting Sponsor