Volunteer Opportunities for VITA!
Learn to Prepare Taxes by Becoming a Tax Volunteer
The Community Action Council of Washington County, MD is looking for people to provide free tax help in 2018. Be part of an exciting NEW service in our county!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help across Washington County for people with low-to-moderate incomes. This will be the first year the program is available in Washington County for individuals under age 62!
You will help residents maximize their tax returns by avoiding refund anticipation loans. As a volunteer, you will receive free training; accreditation; help people begin to build financial assets; and be part of a program that will help countless households every year.
Here are great reasons why you should consider becoming a VITA volunteer.
- FLEXIBLE HOURS. Volunteers generally serve an average of six hours per week. The program is usually open from mid-January through the tax filing deadline in April.
- NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED. You’ll receive specialized training and can serve in a variety of roles. If you are fluent in another language, you may be able to help those who speak that language.
- FEE TAX LAW TRAINING AND MATERIALS. Learn how to prepare basic and advanced tax returns and learn about all the tax deductions and credits that benefit eligible taxpayers. Go to this link for training information: https://www.linklearncertification.com/d/
- CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR TAX PROS. Enrolled agents and non-credentialed tax return preparers can earn credits when volunteering as a VITA instructor, quality reviewer or tax return preparer. See the IRS fact sheet for more information on Continuing Education Credits.
Your help will make a difference. It’s people helping people. It’s that simple.
- Tax Preparers
- Tax Reviewers
For complete position descriptions or for additional information interested persons, businesses, and organizations may contact Dr. Mark Sewell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-797-4161 ext. 109. Please click here for the VITA- Volunteer Application