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Virtual IRS Tax Help Available from Catholic Charities

23 January 2012  
Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall attends ribbon cutting for Virtual IRS Kiosk installation.

Catholic Charities offers virtual IRS tax prep help

The Catholic Charities Community services Prescott office has been selected as one of only two sites in the nation to offer IRS virtual kiosk service. The kiosk will allow low-moderate income residents with tax questions to speak face-to-face with a live IRS agent.

The kiosk is part of the Catholic Charities Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) effort. The agency will provide free tax preparation Feb. 1-April 15. Volunteer tax preparers are IRS trained and certified. Last year, 23 volunteers contributed 640 hours to help 190 Prescott-area residents receive returns totaling $173,221.

"The IRS virtual kiosk is a fantastic service for our residents," said Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall who watched a live demonstration with an IRS agent in Tucson. "Catholic Charities, through this VITA program, is providing a simple but technologically advanced option for our residents to clarify tax issues and properly file their returns. It's amazing to see it in action."

Although VITA programs are intended for individuals with low-moderate incomes, the virtual kiosk is available to all. For further information visit: www.catholiccharities.org.