The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will kick off its 10th year of service to Kosciusko County, Ind., with a public reception on Wednesday, January 23. Since 2010, VITA in Kosciusko County has completed thousands of free tax returns totaling more than $2.5 million in refunds to residents of Warsaw, Winona Lake and surrounding communities.
Warsaw, Ind., Mayor Joe Thallemer, Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip, Director of the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development Dr. Al Grossnickle and VITA volunteers will help kick off the tax season with a 1:30 p.m., reception in the lower-level lobby of Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center , 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake
Since 2010, the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development at the Grace College School of Business and United Way of Kosciusko County have sponsored the IRS-endorsed Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Kosciusko County. VITA offers free tax preparation to elderly, disabled, and lower-income individuals filing a basic tax return. Volunteers, including Grace College business students and professors, and certified public accountants (CPAs), have made the service possible.