Georgia United Credit Union partners with UGA to offer free volunteer income tax assistance

ATHENS, GA (January 10, 2014) — Georgia United Credit Union is partnering again this year with the Internal Revenue Service and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences of the University of Georgia to provide the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for the Athens community.

The VITA program extends FREE tax return assistance to individuals and families with low to moderate income (who do not have depreciable property, business losses, or extensive stock transactions.) This year’s VITA site will be located at Georgia United Credit Union’s 190 Gaines School Road branch.   Sessions will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, beginning January 28 through April 10, and on Saturdays, February 1 through April 12. For a complete list of available dates and times or to make an appointment, please visit For those without internet access, phone reservations may also be made at 706-227-5400, ext. 6486.

This is the eighth year of this partnership and Georgia United Board Member and VITA Volunteer Tom Cochran of Athens shared the following statistics from last year’s program, “In 2013, our partnership in Athens assisted 865 individuals in submitting e-file returns totaling $1,051,033 in federal refunds and $177,242 in state refunds.”

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia in both size and safety at $960 million in assets, 128,000 members and 16 branches – including two in Athens.  Georgia United seeks to make members’ lives easier by offering products, services and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals. All accounts are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000 per account.

Georgia United serves the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University of Georgia, residents of Clarke County, and employees and family members of over 450 select employee companies and school systems – including Clarke County Schools.  Additional information may be found at

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