Volunteer tax preparers needed
Each year, SEVCA’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps hundreds of lower-income individuals and families file their taxes and claim their credits…for free. The IRS has estimated that 4 million U.S. residents each year fail to claim tax credits they qualify for, forfeiting nearly $3 billion in tax refunds. Our program makes sure that qualified families DO claim the credits that they are entitled to, such as the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, and more, therefore maximizing their refunds. This helps their families and increases local buying power, so it helps the local economy, too.
VITA is staffed entirely by volunteer tax preparers, and we need to fill several volunteer positions this year. The next Volunteer Orientation meeting is November 12, 4-5 p.m. at SEVCA’s office at 91 Buck Drive, Westminster. Learn how you can make a difference in your community by becoming a VITA volunteer!
Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll receive specialized training from a certified VITA instructor and from IRS online courses. We are looking for individuals who are willing and able to commit 3 to 4 hours per week from February through early April 2016. Continuing on-site training and supervision is provided during the actual tax preparation days.