Volunteers Needed Nationwide to Provide Free Tax Assistance
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is on the hunt for volunteers to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs for the upcoming tax season.
VITA/TCE sites are located across the country, preparing millions of tax returns each year for low to moderate-income taxpayers at no cost. This free tax program is designed to assist populations such as taxpayers in rural areas, individuals who are not fluent in English, and the elderly.
Opportunity to Serve the Community and Gain Invaluable Professional Experience
Every year, thousands of volunteers have the chance to serve their community and gain invaluable professional experience. No prior experience is needed to become a VITA or TCE volunteer. The IRS provides specialized training free of charge. The available positions extend beyond tax preparation and include:
* Quality reviewers
* Marketing specialists
* IT specialists
Volunteers have the option to participate at in-person sites and virtually. The schedule is typically flexible, with many sites operating during the evening and weekends. It’s easy to find a nearby free tax assistance location. They are usually located in libraries, community centers, schools, and churches.
How to Become a VITA/TCE Volunteer
To learn more about becoming a VITA/TCE volunteer, visit the IRS Tax Volunteers page. Those interested can register using the VITA/TCE Volunteer and Partner Sign Up, where they will be provided a list of local VITA/TCE sites and an invitation to a virtual orientation.