Three RSVP tax aides recognized for service milestones

SUNY Oswego’s RSVP recently recognized three volunteer tax aides for reaching milestones in assisting area residents with their income tax returns.

Nancy Perticone, Betty Talamo and Fred Wall reached the 20-, 15- and 10-year milestones, respectively, volunteering with the Oswego County Tax Aides in the free income-tax preparation and counseling program.

Betty Talamo and Fred WallPerticone began as an Oswego tax aide in 1992, and over the years extended her service to Fulton and, most recently, as year-round technology coordinator.

Talamo became an RSVP volunteer in 1997 serving the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She left the area for Arizona in 2003 and continued as a tax aide, returning to Oswego County in 2010 to pick up where she left off, volunteering at the Fulton and Phoenix tax sites.

Wall has been a tax aide since 2003, one of two at Phoenix Public Library every tax season for the past decade.

The Oswego County Tax Aides group recently completed a 30th season—processing a record 1,177 returns—serving Oswego County residents of all ages.

RSVP, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, coordinates the tax aide program on behalf of the AARP, the Internal Revenue Service and the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Among other assistance, RSVP volunteers raise awareness of the earned-income tax credits available to qualifying low- to moderate-income families.

For more information on the tax aides program or the many other area volunteer opportunities, contact RSVP at 312-2317 or rsvp@oswego.edu. RSVP, part of a nationwide network of Senior Corps programs, is sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.

PHOTO CAPTION: Volunteer milestones—SUNY Oswego’s RSVP recently honored Betty Talamo, left, for 15 years of volunteer service to Oswego County Tax Aides; Fred Wall, right, for 10 years; and (missing from picture) Nancy Perticone for 20 years.

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(Posted: Jun 08, 2012)

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