Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
|Event Type:|| ALL CAMPUS
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Joseph Clifford Barber
|Department:||Community Service and Civic Engagement
Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program seeks volunteers for the 2013 tax season. Last year, VITA volunteers served more than 9,400
taxpayers in communities served by the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and brought $22 million in refunds and credits
back to our local communities. Volunteers are needed at local VITA sites for the following roles:
- Tax preparers: These individuals work with filers to prepare
their federal and state income tax returns. Good computer and English and
Spanish communication skills are required. Volunteers receive free, in-depth
training and must pass an IRS certification test.
- Intake specialists: These individuals oversee the flow of the
site and work hand-in-hand with a professional site coordinator. They help
filers complete essential paperwork, including the required IRS intake
application, and verify relevant documents such as W-2s, 1099s, interest statements,
etc. Intake specialists also manage the appointment calendar and walk-in
traffic. Customer service skills and a positive attitude are a must. Solid
English and Spanish communication skills and reliability are also required.
Free training is provided, and no IRS certification is required.
All VITA volunteers must commit to a minimum of one
4-hour shift per week during the tax season, which begins in mid-January and
ends April 15. All VITA volunteers must also attend a training session this
month. Sites are open during the day, in
the evenings and on weekends, so they can accommodate any schedule.
If interested, please contact Liz Buczynski at email@example.com or at (860) 493-1106.