September 26, 2016
Last year more than 7,500 people were served through free tax preparation service
INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana is searching for volunteers to become tax preparers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The program offers online and in-person tax filing services in Marion, Hendricks, Morgan and Boone Counties for taxpayers who earned $64,000 or less in 2016.
Qualified volunteers must possess strong computer skills, attention to detail, customer service skills and the ability to understand and answer questions about the tax preparation process and individual tax situations. All volunteers will receive training and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) certification.
The following volunteer opportunities are available:
The purpose of the VITA program is to make tax preparation accessible and affordable to low-income families. In 2016, VITA volunteers helped return more than $10 million in refunds to more than 7,500 people in the central Indiana community. Taxpayers also saved $1.8 million in tax preparation fees through the VITA program. To learn more and sign up to become a volunteer, please complete the form below.
Jessica Di Santo