The Alaska Business Development Center, Inc. (ABDC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides business consulting and tax related services to rural Alaska residents. Founded in 1978, ABDC provides quality assistance to individuals who do not have access to professional services due to their income, language barrier, or isolated geographic location. ABDC travels directly to rural Alaska communities to provide hands-on assistance to those in need. Additionally, services are offered by professionals throughout the year at the Anchorage office.
Volunteer Tax & Loan Program
The Volunteer Tax and Loan Program (VTLP), ABDC’s largest program, is a unique program that provides tax assistance to underserved, hard-to-reach, low income rural residents of partner communities. Services available under VTLP align with three IRS programs: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC), Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).