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NEWS | Nov. 21, 2008

Volunteers needed for tax assistance program

By Randolph Tax Center

The Randolph Tax Center is seeking volunteers to help with the Income Tax Assistance Program that will help Team Randolph members prepare their 2008 income tax forms. 

Last year, volunteers saved nearly 1,500 people more than $251,000 in preparation fees and secured more than $2.5 million in tax refunds. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program is run in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and supervised by specialists from the base legal office. 

LaMarr Queen is this year's tax program coordinator and Capt. George Mathew is the tax program attorney. 

"I am excited to be this year's tax coordinator for Randolph, and I look forward to another fantastic tax season helping our Team Randolph members with their taxes," said Mr. Queen. "Volunteers are the heart and soul of our program. Without their gracious donations of time and effort, we wouldn't have such a valuable program." 

Volunteers can be active-duty, retirees or family members. In December, volunteers will receive free tax training provided by the IRS. 

During the tax filing season, Randolph unit volunteers won't have to come to the tax center to do someone's taxes. They will be able to set their own schedules for clients and operate from any Internet-connected computer in their duty section. However, they can assist clients at the tax center in the Taj Mahal, Bldg. 100, if they prefer. Volunteers who don't work at Randolph will work in the tax center.

Unit commander approval is needed for active-duty volunteers before they apply. 

Past experience is not needed, as all training will be provided. Other volunteer opportunities are also available in reception, filing and making copies. 

For more information or to volunteer, call Mr. Queen at 652-6781, or e-mail