COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED NOW: Learn more about federal taxes and help others in your community

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED NOW: Learn more about federal taxes and help others in your community

The Internal Revenue Service and Six County VITA Program is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing tax returns next year at various sponsored sites throughout the Six County Region which includes (Sevier, Sanpete, Juab, Piute, Wayne, and Millard Counties.) Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Linda Garfield was a volunteer last year with VITA program with the Juab County Extension/4-H office. She is a greeter and intake specialist which entails welcoming tax clients into a tax preparation site and making sure the paperwork is filled out correctly for individuals whose income is 53,000 or less. The Juab County tax preparation site is located at the Extension office in Nephi. Linda stated, “It makes you feel good when you know you are providing a service and helping people that need assistance with their taxes.” Linda is a very dedicated and caring person and is a valuable asset to the VITA program. We are so grateful to Linda for her volunteer service and are seeking additional outstanding volunteers to help with the VITA program. Some of the volunteer opportunities include: Tax Preparer- using income tax software to prepare basic tax returns for household incomes who make $53,000 or less. Tax preparers are required to pass an IRS certification test. Previous experience preparing tax returns is not necessary. Certification: The IRS certification process is an on-line application that is self-paced and open book. Greeter and Intake Specialist – Welcome tax filers to the tax site and begin the intake process. Greeters work with the Site Coordinator to ensure the site runs smoothly and the taxpayer has a positive experience....
Six County Fourteenth Annual Congressional Briefing

Six County Fourteenth Annual Congressional Briefing

  SEVIER COUNTY – On Tuesday, August 16 over 90 commissioners, mayors, congressional staff, state and federal agency representatives, along with other local officials convened in Sevier County for the Six County Fourteenth Annual Congressional Briefing. The Six County Association of Governments (SCAOG) hosts this annual event to help those in attendance better understand the complex issues and concerns facing counties relative to public lands. This year’s Briefing staged at Mt. Terrill Guard Station with Commissioner Gordon Topham, Sevier County and Chair of the SCAOG welcoming all to Sevier County. After a continental breakfast and short SCAOG Executive Board meeting, the group traveled by ATVs via the UM Trail to Black Flat. At this stop, participants learned about the importance of water in the lower valleys and the need to protect water rights. There was also a discussion about grazing and the important role it plays in the forest ecosystem. From Black Flat the group traversed the Niotche Trail System to Twin Ponds Camp Ground for a networking lunch. Congressman Chris Stewart addressed the group. Lunch was hosted by Southern Utah Fuel Company (SUFCO) and catered by San Rafael Works. Following lunch, the group utilized the Gooseberry ATV Trail System back to the staging area. Mr. Ken May, General Manager of SUFCO Mine provide remarks at an interpretive stop and expressed the significant economic vitality mining and natural resource extraction brings to the area. He stressed the need to protect and ensure utilization of natural resources on public lands. The group completed their Briefing upon arriving back at Mt. Terrill Guard Station. An extension of this year’s briefing included...