CASI, IRS seek volunteers to help with VITA
Want to make a meaningful impact in the community? Get trained to help low-income working families and individuals get back the money they are owed at tax time. Join Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
VITA is an IRS program offering low-income individuals free income tax preparation for simple tax returns. Volunteers are not required to have prior tax experience but do need good computer and math skills. All volunteers have to pass an IRS certification test. Training material is on the IRS website. Classroom training is offered by Community Action of Southern Indiana.
As a certified VITA volunteer, the volunteers are not liable for the return if certified and follow all the rules for a VITA site. CPA can qualify for CPE credits volunteering at a VITA site. For more information, go to the IRS website and search Volunteer Corner.
Volunteers work at tax sites starting late January to April using all the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding COVID-19. VITA sites are located in Palmyra, New Albany and Jeffersonville.
For more information about volunteering for VITA, contact:
Community Action of Southern Indiana at [email protected] or call Patricia Harper, Community Action of Southern Indiana, 1-812-288-6451, ext. 2117.