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Subject:  Feeling Good Date:  3/30/2008  12:54 PM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  99891 of 124495

To the tax wonk I directed here, check out the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. It's the most rewarding thing I do.

Yesterday was Stimulus Saturday nationwide, and boy were they stimulated at our VITA site. Our signup list that the librarian keeps for us until we get there to set up for our 1:00 opening was full at 10:30 and about double full with hopefuls when we got there. We finally managed to leave about 2 hours after our scheduled closing.

I never even got a brownie. Our site manager brings goodies, but every time I was about to snarf one down I got called somewhere for something. By the time I had a moment to spare there weren't even any crumbs.

Among the highlights:

A couple in their 30's, he a mechanic and she a disabled homemaker. His 2005 refund got snatched for child support arrears, so he bumped his withholding allowances and stopped filing. Aft