Are you looking for a different way to get the word out about your tax filing program? A taxathon is a tax filing event that can help you promote your tax site AND achieve other goals for your program early in the tax season. Taxathons are a fun way to inject enthusiasm into your tax site and celebrate free tax preparation!
On August 8, three presenters shared their experiences hosting this type of event, and how you can start planning your own. The presenters offer strategies and recommendations for different sized VITA programs, discuss lessons learned and mistakes to avoid, and share resources that you can use to organize a successful taxathon, including opportunities for follow-up support to plan your event.
To help support your Taxathon efforts, they put together two toolkits with sample materials:
You can also view photos from 2017 Taxathons.
The Piton Foundation:
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