Premier Members CU supports vital VITA program through United Way partnership
2022 marks the second year the CU’s Pueblo branch has been a tax prep assistance location.
The Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides free tax preparation and e-filing services to individuals and families with household incomes of $55,000 or less. Services are provided by IRS-trained volunteers who work with clients to identify tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit that often go unclaimed, while helping them avoid the added cost of paid preparers and predatory lending to advance returns. The Pueblo VITA Program is partially funded by the City of Pueblo and administrated by United Way of Pueblo County.
United Way of Pueblo County serves as a trusted leader in the community by leveraging resources in support of collaborative solutions. In 2022, $1.5 billion/77,000-member Premier Members Credit Union, with corporate offices in Broomfield, Colorado, partnered with United Way Pueblo County for its second year as one of five Pueblo locations where the VITA services are offered. This service fits into Premier Members CU’s Premier Gives pillar, which serves the principle of “people helping people.” Premier Members CU hopes to extend this service to other branches in the state in future years, as decided by its leadership.
Premier Members CU’s Pueblo branch is well-suited for this activity, allowing participants to be on site safely and comfortably. The CU and its partners at United Way take measures to protect everyone’s health and observe COVID-related safety protocols. This year, while masks are optional, there will be partitions on each desk to promote good health as well as privacy.
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