Learn to Prepare Taxes and Make a Difference!!



How can you make a difference? Simple. Help your community in preparing taxes free of charge by becoming a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.


The Volunteer Tax Preparer helps qualified working families prepare their Federal and State tax returns, using an interview-based software program, with the objective of ensuring that all eligible families apply for and receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  



Tax Preparer Volunteer Responsibilities:

 Prepares tax returns for taxpayers who qualify for VITA assistance. Tax returns are typically a simple 1040 or 1040-      EZ unless the volunteer wants to participate in further training.

 Answers basic taxpayer questions and refers taxpayers for additional assistance as necessary to local the IRS office,      Low Income Tax Clinics (LITC), etc.

 Informs clients about other services available through the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign and its partners. Tax                 Preparer



Tax Preparer Volunteer Qualification Requirements:

 Complete a training session (3-6 hrs) on basic tax law and TaxWise software in January.

 Pass an IRS-certification exam through Basic although you can also test up to Advanced levels.

         This exam is open-book, untimed.

 Strong computer skills.

 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

 Good attention to detail.



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