Volunteers needed to help prepare tax returns
Submitted by Kevin Kneisley, Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging
For the 2018 filing season, consider volunteering to help prepare tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program offers free tax preparation help to people with any individual or family making less than $54,000 a year.
You can volunteer at Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging at 1803 Oregon Street in Hiawatha assisting fellow co-workers. Volunteer roles include greeters, interpreters, reviewers, tax preparers and more.
Free training is available online and from current IRS-certified volunteers. Volunteer hours are flexible, and the time commitment is minimal. There is even an opportunity for you to earn continuing education credit, if needed.
Each year, taxpayers rely on VITA volunteers for quality tax return preparation and assistance. Last year, volunteers helped prepare over 900 tax returns for area taxpayers. We can do more with your help.
The work of a volunteer is both inspiring and valuable. Many IRS employees volunteer each year because they enjoy the experience. Not only can you sharpen your tax law skills, you can also help taxpayers in your community who really need your support. Taxpayers have a sense of comfort when they know a volunteer who works for the IRS is preparing their tax return.
If you’re ready to sign up, just give us a call at 785-742-7152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.