Tax Preparation Program Helps Harrisburg Man Save for the Future
Meet Corey Boyer of Harrisburg, a wiz at customer service, but in need of some guidance with his taxes. Corey and his wife, Catrina, have utilized the Money in Your Pocket program since 2011. The program, also known as the Volunteer Tax Income Assistance program, helps low- to moderate-income working families with free tax services.
For Corey, the program offers the peace of mind knowing his taxes are prepared correctly. He appreciates the great customer service provided by the volunteer tax preparers. In fact, he still checks in with Bob - the first person to prepare his taxes - every year during tax season.
Corey encourages his friends and church members to utilize the Money in Your Pocket program. This year, Corey and his wife will save their tax refund for the future.
The Money in Your Pocket program is a community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families. United Way of the Capital Region serves as the lead agency.
Fast Facts from Last Tax Season
- $5.1 million was returned to local families.
- The average return was $1,146. Clients use the money for bills and to save for the future.
- Individuals and families increased their income by an average of six percent through the program.
- 5,332 returns were filed by 260 local volunteers.
For more information on this program, visit www.uwcr.org/miyp.
PHOTO CAPTION: Corey Boyer of Harrisburg works at Lowe’s in Union Deposit. He has utilized the Money in Your Pocket program since 2011.