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December 11, 2019

For Immediate Release
Dec. 11, 2019 
Media Contact: Liz Gray
O: (918) 549-2453
C: (918) 758-8106

VITA program returns for 2020 tax season

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Commerce calls for volunteers, tax filers

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Commerce would like to invite taxpayers and those with tax preparation experience to participate in their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The VITA program offers free tax help to those who make $54,000 or less and persons with disabilities.

MCN Department of Commerce wants to offer citizens an opportunity to receive a full tax refund and save money to the benefit of their families.

Volunteers interested in becoming a greeter, preparer or reviewer may contact MCN Department of Commerce to sign up for training. Volunteers must pass certification standards and testing instituted by the IRS.

Two rounds of volunteer workshops will be held to complete volunteer certification. The first sessions will be held Dec. 17 and 19 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The second is scheduled for Jan. 7 and 9.

Volunteers can sign up for recurring shifts or days of the week as able and desired. Appointment shifts can run anywhere between 2-6 hours in length.

Tax return appointments begin Jan. 13 until April 15, with available slots every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with allotted appointment times set from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tax preparation will be located at the MCN Commerce building located at 1002 Bear Lane in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

For more information about volunteering or filing appointments, contact MCN Department of Commerce at: (918) 549-2607.