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Georgia United Credit Union Foundation Sponsors 2021 VITA Program

Jan 12, 2021

DULUTH, GA – Georgia United Credit Union Foundation is pleased to provide free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the Athens and Dalton communities, thanks to a longstanding partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dalton State College, University of Georgia (UGA) and Georgia United Credit Union.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is open to all low to moderate income taxpayers, without depreciable assets, business losses or extensive stock transactions. Dalton State and UGA students are IRS-certified tax preparers and earn academic credit for their participation in the VITA program. As part of the partnership, office space is provided by Georgia United Credit Union. 

Due to ongoing challenges with COVID-19, additional health and safety protocols will be implemented and all registrants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to their in-person VITA session. All in-person and virtual appointments must be scheduled in advance through the online scheduling system at gucufoundation.org/vita. Walk-up appointments will not be offered.

Athens: In-person sessions will be held at Georgia United Credit Union located at 190 Gaines School Road in Athens. Sessions will be available February 2 – April 6, 2021 from 5:15 pm – 9 pm on Tuesday evenings; and 9 am – 1pm on Saturdays. Virtual appointments will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings February 3 – April 7. There will be no appointments held on Wednesday, February 17.

Dalton: In-person sessions will be held at Georgia United Credit Union located at 605 Calhoun Street in Dalton. Sessions will be available January 22 – March 6, 2021 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Friday evenings; and 9 am – 4 pm on Saturdays.

Since the program’s inception in 2005, the VITA partnership has filed 20,248 tax returns totaling $18,131,999 in federal and state refunds for the Athens and Dalton communities.

About Georgia United Foundation

Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded and delivered through volunteerism by way of corporate contributions, team members and community efforts. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering, participating or donating, visit gucufoundation.org.

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.6 billion in assets, 169,000 members and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.