Volunteers Sought for Income Tax Assistance

United Way  of Indian Rover County

United Way of Indian Rover County

United Way of Indian River County has a need for people to provide free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is available to low-to-moderate-income individuals and families whose income was $54,000 or less in 2015.

VITA volunteers do more than just prepare people’s taxes. They play a critical role in ensuring that low-income workers access valuable tax credits without paying any fees.

Benefits of becoming a VITA volunteer include: free IRS training and materials to help you develop a lifelong skill and build your resume; a variety of locations, dates and times convenient to your schedule; ongoing support; Continuing Education Credits for eligible volunteers, a Certificate of Recognition and Letter of Appreciation from the IRS at the end of the tax season; and the personal satisfaction you’ll gain from providing an important service to your community. No accounting experience is required. The tax software guides you every step of the way and volunteers are protected under the Volunteer Protection Act.

Volunteers can start training on-line in November and in-class training in Indian River County will be held in December and January.  Certification will be attained on-line.  Certified volunteers will be required to commit to at least one half-day per week from mid-January through April 14th, 2016.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Eve Balance, (772) 567-8900 ext. 120 or sign up on the VITA page at VolunteerIndianRiverCounty.org.

United Way of Indian River County is encouraging people in the community to LIVE UNITED by volunteering their time and talent to a local cause. For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED and help create a brighter future for those in need in our community, please call 772-567-8900 or visit our website at www.UnitedWayIRC.org  .

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