Proof of Income

Posted by NWA VISTA on Monday, August 29, 2011

Proof of income can be obtained by logging on to your My AmeriCorps portal at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do. Select the "My Living Allowance" tab located on your homepage.  Your current and previous earning statements can be viewed under the "Earning Statements" section of the page.          

For VISTA's that are in transition and have not yet recieved thier first living stipend allotment, please contact VISTA Support at (800)942-2677 and request a proof of income. 

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Can I pursue graduate school/outside education while serving as a VISTA?

Posted by NWA VISTA on Friday, June 17, 2011
Simple answer: Yes. Under new AmeriCorps VISTA Education policy, you can pursue graduate school/outside education while serving as a VISTA. The key here is that a VISTA member still needs to serve in a full time capacity for the organization. The lack of clear parameters i.e. an upper limit of number of credits taken is not carte blanche for folks to be enrolled in VISTA and school simultaneously. The supervisor should carefully take into consideration the amount of time away from the project...
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How can I get my taxes done for free?

Posted by NWA VISTA on Friday, October 15, 2010

Get your taxes done for FREE check out

1) http://www.americorpsalums.org/?MBTaxReturns

2) 
http://www.myfreetaxes.com/ 

3) The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify (all VISTAs qualify for this service). 

Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax r...

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Where do I get my W-2/W-4/W-5?

Posted by NWA VISTA on Friday, October 15, 2010

Refer to VISTA Member Handbook: Chapter 2: Overview of Your Year in AmeriCorps VISTA

W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Form. Complete the W-4 Form to establish income tax withholding for your year of service.
W-5 Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Form. If you are eligible for an earned income tax credit, complete a W-5 Form (see Chapter 5).

Visit the my americorps website (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do) and log in to make sure you have filled out these forms completely. If you ...


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What should I do my last few weeks as a VISTA?

Posted by NWA VISTA on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Refer to Chapter 2: Overview of Your Year in AmeriCorps VISTA

LAST THREE WEEKS

In the last three weeks of your service, you should prepare to leave your sponsoring organization and phase out of your service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. (See Chapter 11 for the end-of-service checklist of things you should do to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible.) If you elected to receive a stipend at the end of your service year and not an education award, you will receive $400 of your accrued s...


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