Tax Volunteers Needed
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is an IRS-sponsored program that certifies community volunteers to prepare and e-file basic tax returns at no cost for low to moderate income individuals and families.
Volunteers are needed in southwest Iowa to prepare 2013 taxes and should have a basic understanding of income tax laws, an interest in helping others, and basic computer skills.
VITA volunteers are provided free training, self-study materials, and software necessary to prepare basic income tax returns including Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Volunteers must complete a certification exam and the IRS waives liability for volunteers if they prepare returns within the scope of their certification.
To find out more about the VITA program contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at 623-2592, or Mary Beth Kaufman, Extension Family Program Specialist at 712-755-3104 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested persons will need to complete a one page application. Link to application HERE Additional information sheet--Link HERE
The VITA program provides free tax preparation to low and moderate income families so they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credits. In Southwest Iowa, the program is coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with funding and support from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Human Services, and Iowans for Social and Economic Development (ISED).
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