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Tax Clinics are made possible by grants from the MN Department of Revenue, IRS, and the United Way of Southwest Minnesota

Western Community Action Tax Clinic!!!

“Western Community Action tax volunteers put the ‘FUN’ in ReFUNd!”

Western Community Action has been providing Free Tax Preparation services since 2007.  Because we work with people in or near poverty, we know that it is important now, more than ever, for people to save money whenever possible.  When working with people before we started doing this service, we learned that there were many who were paying high fees for tax preparation and giving up even more of their refund by participating in Refund Anticipation Loans or other potentially predatory practices.

We learned about the I.R.S.’s VITA program, and decided that Western Community Action should participate.  VITA stands for “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.”  Both our Marshall and Jackson sites utilize this program and train volunteers who are then certified to prepare income tax returns.  Since 2007, Western Community Action has prepared thousands of returns, totaling more than $2 million in refunds.

This program’s success relies heavily on the participation of our great volunteers! If you are interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities at our tax clinics, please contact us!