The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host a Ribbon Cutting, presented by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, on January 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Patterson Park Community Center to mark the beginning of the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for 2015.
The United Way VITA program is a free service that aids qualifying local residents in claiming their tax refund dollars. Beginning January 30, 2015, National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, the VITA site at Patterson Park Community Center will be open to individuals and families with a household income less than $60,000 annually.
Fifth Third Bank's Financial Empowerment Mobile E-Bus will be stationed at Patterson Park Community Center on January 30, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Through the VITA program, a partnership between Fifth Third Bank and United Way will allow the 40-foot bus equipped with 12 computer stations to assist residents in completing their taxes online through My Free Taxes.
Luis Parodi, Fifth Third Bank Community and Economic Development Manager, said, "We are excited to be partnering with the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties to bring the Fifth Third E-Bus to Murfreesboro's new VITA site location, Patterson Park."
In 2014, $842,893 was returned back into Rutherford and Cannon counties through the United Way VITA program.
For more information about the VITA program, visit www.yourlocalvita.org or call the United Way office at (615) 893-7303.