MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun National Bank ("the Bank"), the primary subsidiary of Sun Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNBC), is pleased to announce that it will host three Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in partnership with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Campaign for Working Families in 2017. The Bank has traditionally provided complimentary VITA locations in Burlington and Cumberland Counties. In 2017, the Bank and United Way are adding a third VITA location in Atlantic County.
The VITA program is an IRS-supported tax preparation service, through which trained volunteers prepare taxes at no cost for qualifying individuals and families. Nearly 100 Sun National Bank employees will serve as VITA volunteers in 2017. "The VITA program helps low- to moderate-income working families in our communities with free tax preparation assistance," said Thomas M. O'Brien, President & CEO. "We are pleased to donate our resources, including our facilities and supplies as well as the time, energy and expertise of our employees to this worthy cause of community development. These programs have a beneficial impact on families."
Last year, VITA volunteers filed more than 29,000 tax returns across the region, which returned more than $41 million to local communities. In addition to providing free tax preparation services, VITA also connects low-to-moderate income families with valuable tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can return as much as $6,318 to qualifying taxpayers.
Beginning in January, VITA tax preparation services will be available at the following Sun National Bank locations:
- Cumberland County: 226 Landis Avenue, Vineland, N.J
- Burlington County: 99 Hartford Road, Medford, N.J.
- Atlantic County: 599 New Road, Linwood, N.J.
Bank employees will serve as greeters at these VITA locations, and provide assistance to program participants. Individuals and families can learn more about the program, including qualifications for VITA, what information to bring to the tax site, hours, and more at www.cwfphilly.org or www.UnitedForImpact.org/VITA.
About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania's Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey's Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people's lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of people throughout the region in the areas of education, income, and health. For more info, visit unitedforimpact.org.
About Sun National Bank
Sun Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNBC) is a $2.19 billion asset bank holding company headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Its primary subsidiary is Sun National Bank, a community bank serving customers throughout New Jersey, and the metro New York region. Sun National Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and its deposits are insured up to the legal maximum by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). For more information about Sun National Bank and Sun Bancorp, Inc., visit www.sunnationalbank.com.
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