Genisys Provides Tax Assistance to Those in Need
AUBURN HILLS, MI (April 10, 2013) – Genisys Credit Union recently sponsored the Accounting Aid Society Free Income Tax Preparation Program, which ran from January to April of this year.
The Free Tax Preparation Program assists families with household incomes under $50,000, those unemployed, and those facing financial trouble and unable to afford tax providers. Each year, millions of tax refunds are unclaimed by those who can benefit from them the most. In 2012, the Accounting Aid Society served 20,736 families and returned $23.5 million in refunds and credits.
“The Tax Program provides a wonderful opportunity to assist families in need,” said Stacy Williams, Finance Manager. “It is a great example of our commitment to helping others meet their financial needs.”
Genisys has been a sponsor for the Free Income Tax Program since 2009. Employees have donated their personal time to help others in need of training and preparation of tax forms. With their help, more families can receive money they very much need to stay in their homes, pay utility bills, and purchase food. Without the help of the Accounting Aid Society and Genisys, obtaining their tax refunds would very difficult.
“Genisys is always committed to helping others with their finances,” said Jackie Buchanan, President/CEO. “It is always rewarding to know that we helped make a positive difference in someone’s life.”
In addition to the tax preparation services, the Accounting Aid Society also offers budget and credit counseling for those who have recently faced financial hardships and are in need of guidance. They will also assist clients in filing applications for food assistance and State Emergency Relief. For more information on the Accounting Aid Society, visit their website at http://accountingaidsociety.org.
Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, Genisys is one of the largest credit unions in Michigan and one of the strongest in the country. We are proud to be making a difference in our communities, and we truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first”. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter by following “GenisysCU”. For convenient access to your account, download our iPhone App in the iTunes Store and Android App in the Google Play Store. For more information or a calendar of events, visit us online at www.genisyscu.org.