Agency seeks volunteers for free tax service

Central Arkansas Development Council is seeking volunteers for its VITA/EITC Free Tax Preparation services in Dallas County. In Dallas County, the site is hosted by the Fordyce Civic Center at 101 Main Street.

CADC’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) service offers customers free electronic filing of federal and state tax returns.

Certified volunteer tax preparers help taxpayers by completing and filing tax returns and offering asset building services such as financial education. The service aims to help low- to moderate-income individuals access tax credits for which they are eligible, without paying exorbitant tax preparation fees. The service is provided free and in a private setting.

Tax sites electronically file federal 1040 and state returns. Most people will receive their federal refund within 10 days. State returns come back faster. Volunteers must be certified. CADC provides all training and materials for the certification process. To volunteer, contact Jean Sorrells at 870-867-0151.