Each year the chapter partners with Home First and Macon Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to host a workshop on a purchase a home.
Topics covered are:
With so many tax benefits available today, taxes can serve as the starting point leading to greater prosperity for many people. In 2000, the IRS changed its approach to meeting individual taxpayers’ needs for tax education, awareness and assistance by establishing an office called SPEC (Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication). In 2008 IRS-SPEC cultivated a partnership with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and shared mutual goals in three key areas:
Mission Statement: To assist taxpayers in satisfying their tax responsibilities through collaborative efforts with IRS-SPEC and thus creating and sharing value by informing, educating and communicating with members of the community.
The International Headquarters of Phi Beta Sigma will strive to achieve this mission by:
In addition to strengthening local relationships and offering valuable services through our partnership, Phi Beta Sigma will:
In this partnership, Phi Beta Sigma will be able provide the membership and community with information and assistance that need, want and value. Through this alliance with IRS-SPEC, Phi Beta Sigma will reach the following audiences:
Phi Beta Sigma will reach out to low–to-moderate income individuals, offering them tax credit assistance that puts more money in their pockets.
With the aging population which includes our membership, Phi Beta Sigma will reach out to this segment and with the assistance of IRS-SPEC to bring tax help and information to a taxpayer group that often lives on a fixed income.
As an international fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma in association with IRS-SPEC, can further expand its community objectives in terms of Bigger and Better Business by providing tax information to people who have just had a child, started their first job, bought a home, retired, etc.
In terms of membership satisfaction and benefits this partnership with IRS-SPEC offers members of Phi Beta Sigma valuable personal skills and financial insights.
With our links to the collegiate population and the academic community, our partnership with IRS-SPEC can add an increased sense of volunteerism to the list of attributes held by these future taxpayers. Collegiate members could provide valuable tax assistance and information to their parents and peers while learning more about the federal system.
In reaching out to the disabled community, Phi Beta Sigma with IRS-SPEC can make this population aware of tax credits, alternative media and other tolls available to assist them in understanding and meeting their tax responsibilities.
Although there is no specific formula for reaching these shared goals through the strength of this partnership, Phi Beta Sigma with IRS-SPEC commits to support local and national initiatives by offering support in the following areas:
The Sigma Quarterly Business Blitz is an initiative to Recognize and Support Locally Owned Small Businesses in the Macon, Georgia Area.