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This Free Tax Service May be Your Volunteer Cup of Tea
January 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm$0.00
Volunteer for VITA this tax season. Help low-to middle-income clients with their taxes and make a difference in their lives! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a free IRS service for eligible clients. Volunteers provide services at the site(s) of their choice across Orange and Chatham counties. VITA offers a broad range of volunteer opportunities to choose from including tax preparer, administrative tasks, equipment monitor, appointment team member, and bilingual volunteer support.
VC55+ VITA will provide free training at the Seymour Center, located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill, for all assignments. Those volunteering to serve as tax preparers will be required to undergo 20-40 hours of training on tax law and computer software. All other volunteer positions require 2-4 hours of training. New Volunteer Orientations and Trainings begin in late October and must be completed by mid-January. Call Kathy Porter at 919-245-4240 to register for an orientation session, or to discuss options if you cannot attend a scheduled session.
Sign up for training when you register as a VITA volunteer:
VITA Volunteer Orientation Information (register for one 2-hour session)
• Thursday, October 27: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
• Thursday, November 10: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
• Tuesday, November 15: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Tax Preparer
• Early Intro/Orientation – attend one 3-hour session offered in November and December (dates pending)
• Tax Law: January 3-4
• Software Training: January 5-6
New and Current Appointment Schedulers and Intake Receptionists: One 3-hour session (dates pending)