READY FOR REFUND: Tax Help program runs through the neighbourhood centre.
READY FOR REFUND: Tax Help program runs through the neighbourhood centre. Contributed

Using their skills for others

VOLUNTEERS are lending a hand to people with low incomes struggling with their taxes by helping them prepare and lodge their own tax returns.

Run through the Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre, this program has been running for 20 years and is still going strong.

Volunteer Gordon Meredith from Corindi has been part of the Tax Help program for over 15 years.

"I enjoy been able to help people with this task, especially as in our rural area many people don't have access to IT resources and understanding the requirements of government can be difficult,” Gordon said.

"I enjoy meeting different people and I always appreciate the opportunity to help someone with my skills.

This year, Gordon has been joined by a newcomer to town, Inderjit Singh.

Inderjit holds a Bachelor of Commerce with major in accounting and is also learning blueberry farming.

"I'm happy to use my skills and knowledge to assist people, especially using IT resources to complete the returns quickly and helping people understand the requirements”

The Tax Help program runs at the centre from July to the end of October.

Appointments are available from Monday, October 9 to the end of October.



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