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South Georgia tax students help community file 2013 returns

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Andrea Scarrow, Colquitt County Extension Agent & VITA Organizer Andrea Scarrow, Colquitt County Extension Agent & VITA Organizer
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in Moultrie University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in Moultrie
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Some South Georgia college students will be helping their community file returns as the new tax season rolls around.  

The Colquitt County Volunteer Income Tax is back for the fifth year.  The organization helps low and moderate income workers understand tax credits and maximize returns.  It's collaboration between Moultrie Technical College, University of Georgia Co-operative Extension and community groups.

They say the goal is to teach financial success.

"People who didn't have a bank account decided it was time to open a bank account and start with a savings account for their tax refund," said Andrea Scarrow, Colquitt County Extension Agent.  "And that's the type of financial education that we like to really be able to witness and see."

Scarrow says the IRS sponsored effort helps tax students earn their certification while helping the community.

They'll begin filing returns on February 3rd at the Moultrie YMCA.

 

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