TaxAide is dedicated to providing totally free tax preparation to low and moderate income families in southwest Georgia. The service is delivered by a partnership of the IRS, Volunteers in Tax Assistance, Rotary Club of Thomasville, Thomas County Library, Envision Credit Union and community volunteers. From its award winning first year as the best new program in District 6900, TaxAide has served over 2800 families resulting in direct refunds of over $1,820,000 with a dollar stimulus of over $7 million for the local economy.
Envision Credit League provided a big boost to the number of families serviced this year, providing 4 new sites and 9 volunteers.
A key element is the involvement of community volunteers. Because of its positive reputation, the program has been embraced by the community with volunteers signing up because they, as they have stated, want to be a part of doing good.
This tax season we will serve over a 1000 families. Refunds equaled $1,090,000 from Federal & $80,450 from Georgia for total of $1,170,450 providing a local stimulus of over $4.5 million.