Seguin Mayor Recognizes TLU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

May 13, 2019

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Mayor Don Keil and the City Of Seguin honored TLU's long-running Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program with an official proclamation on May 13, 2019, for their support and commitment to the local community.

Proclamation:

WHEREAS, the local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is an annual volunteer-based initiative sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service to provide free tax-preparation services for retired and low-income taxpayers of Seguin through the use of IRS-Certified Volunteer Tax Preparers; and

WHEREAS, by filing their taxes, these families and individuals will be able to receive the refunds and credits to which they are entitled, which may include the Earned Income Tax Credit; and

WHEREAS, the VITA program has proven successful in assisting individuals and families identify tax credits they are eligible for in order to maximize refunds and bring critical dollars back to the community; and

WHEREAS, for the past 12 years, the local VITA program has helped approximately 200 families per year with filing federal tax returns; and

WHEREAS, student volunteers led by Professor Sally Cook have committed nearly 2,000 hours preparing free income taxes for the citizens of Seguin based out of the Accounting Department at Texas Lutheran University, as well as the local Texas Workforce Office;

Now, therefore, I, Don Keil, Mayor of Seguin, Texas, do hereby recognize the many years of hard work and dedication by Texas Lutheran University Accounting Students serving as VITA Volunteers in the City of Seguin, Texas and thank them for providing this invaluable service to members of our community.

Pictured above: Back Row (L to R): Professor Sally Cook, TLU Center For Servant Leadership Director Morgan Klaser, student Cailee Willis, student Maryam Shah, student Tessa Hor, and Professor Fern Garza. Front row (L to R): Student Sierra Kacko, Mayor Don Keil, and student Kylie Hor.

Article Written By TLU's Office of Marketing and Communications 


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