The danger when using a credit card to make Christmas purchases is always the same: with credit you almost always overspend.
Finding the perfect Christmas tree for your home should not be as stressful as some make it out to be.
Poinsettias are the most recognizable Christmas flower associated with Christmas. People scatter them around their home as decoration for the holiday.
Take an active role in your community and become a tax volunteer — a chance to touch many lives
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity in your community? Here is your chance to lend a helping hand. You can learn to prepare taxes and make a difference at the same time by becoming a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
You will receive quality training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate-income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. Every filing season, tax volunteers make a huge difference in their communities by helping prepare millions of tax returns at thousands of free tax prep sites nationwide. Although over 3.5 million returns were prepared last year, with your help, many more free returns can be completed.
As a tax volunteer, you will be assigned to work with a sponsoring organization. Once you complete your training, you will begin volunteering at a location in your community. Tax sites are generally open various days, nights and weekends, and the hours are flexible. You will surely find a volunteer site close to you.
For additional information and next steps, submit your inquiry now using the Volunteer Sign Up form and you will be one step closer to becoming a VITA or TCE tax volunteer and giving back to your community. Additionally, you can contact Allie Corcoran, County Extension Coordinator at (334) 687-5688 or email@example.com.
As a volunteer, you will get all the specialized training you need, so there is no need to worry if you have limited knowledge of tax law. You can also choose a volunteer role that does not require tax law certification.
There is something for everyone. Here are some of the volunteer roles needed at free tax preparation sites:
Greeter/Screener — as a greeter/screener, you will greet everyone visiting the site. This role is perfect for those who have no interest in preparing tax returns but love socializing and talking to people. You will screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they brought all the necessary documents to have their tax returns completed. Tax law certification is not required for this position.
Tax Preparer — after successfully completing your tax law certification, as a volunteer tax preparer, you will provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers using electronic filing software. Tax law certification is required for this volunteer role.
Thanks to recent rains, fire ant mounds are popping up across state.What appear to be new mounds have been around for probably several months.
Are you ready for tropical storms & hurricanes? Take time now to stock the basics–so that you and your family are prepared.
Ceremony to Celebrate the rebirth of the Playground of Dreams
Please share the exciting news of the grand opening ceremony of the Playground of Dreams. Here’s a brief schedule:
10:00- Play and welcome
10:30- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:00- Lunch served until all food is gone (hamburgers, water, chips, watermelon)
2:00- Wrap Up
Everyone is welcome to spend the day or just show for the ceremony. If you know anyone who had a part in the construction of the original playground please invite them to attend.
Special thanks to Walmart, Medical Center Barbour, Chamber of Commerce, and Alabama Power for donating lunch items.
Salads are one of the best ways to pack many vegetables and nutrients into one meal, but all salads are not equally nutritious.
Join the Barbour County Extension Office Friday, March 31 for a free Birdhouse Building Workshop at the Eufaula Farmers Market Pavilion. All materials will be provided to build the birdhouses. We’ll start at 9:00 a.m. and build until all materials are gone!