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To the Editor:
October 22 is Make a Difference Day. Across the nation, Americans will work together to make their communities better places to live.

 Wondering how you can make a difference? Consider helping low income, senior and military taxpayers in your community to prepare their federal taxes free of charge by volunteering for the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.

Over 88,000 volunteers made a difference by preparing 3 million-plus returns at thousands of sites nationwide earlier this year. That includes hundreds of Ohio volunteers who put their tax knowledge to use, helping community taxpayers reduce their tax liability by identifying and claiming tax credits and deductions that might otherwise have been overlooked, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The result? More money in Ohio taxpayers’ pockets.

 To make a great thing even better, new partner organizations and VITA/TCE volunteers are sought to help prepare and submit returns during the upcoming filing season for Carroll County residents. Training is provided.

Interested in making tax time less taxing for others? Search “Volunteer” at www.IRS.gov for VITA/TCE information, then email TaxVolunteer@IRS.gov. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Jennifer Jenkins
IRS Field Media Relations
(Ohio and West/Westcentral PA)
Columbus, OH

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