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CCCS looking for tax prep volunteers

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition are looking for volunteers to work its free tax prep sites.

Volunteers would be needed for about three to five hours per week in February and March. They will receive free training and obtain an accreditation for their service. No prior experience is necessary. The volunteer experience will also qualify toward continuing education credits.

The initiative is part of the government's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which offers free tax help to people with disabilities, limited English speakers and those earning around $54,000 or less annually. The IRS has not yet released the income threshold for this year's VITA eligibility, but it is expected to be at or near the $54,000 mark.

To volunteer with CCCS, call 771-3255 or email noelle.carter@cccsbuffalo.org.

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