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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