Cindy Lindauer, Alliance Bank Branch Manager, left, presents a donation to Mary Bartlett, Director RSVP of Madison County.

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) Once again, Alliance Bank contributed to help support RSVP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. The TCE program uses volunteer tax preparers to help citizens over age 60 file tax returns. Volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS and prepare taxes for senior citizens from January through April 15 each year.

Mary Bartlett, Director of RSVP said they receive a small grant from the IRS that pays for a portion of expenses including materials and training. But the local support for the program is critical to help cover the remaining costs.

“We’re happy to contribute to help support this important program” said Lindauer, Alliance Bank Branch Manager.

Last year, the tax counseling program helped senior citizens receive over $300,000 in refunds.

The program will be up and running again for the coming tax season. RSVP is always looking for new volunteer tax counselors. Anyone who has computer skills and a background in accounting or bookkeeping can call Bartlett at 684-3001 ext. 103 for more information.

By martha

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