Make tax time worthwhile- Volunteer to prepare returns and make someone smile


Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 08, 2018 - Wed Apr 18, 2018

Where

The CAHS tax sites are located in 5 CT CountiesFFLD, New Haven, New London, Middlesex, Litchfield, CT 06511
Volunteer tax preparer completes the return on-line.

About

You can really make a difference in someone's life. The time commitment is 3 - 4 hours per week. It is very easy to find an opportunity that fits your schedule because the sites have varying hours of operation, including week end or week night/day for only 10 weeks from the end of January to mid April.

Volunteer tax preparers work one on one with a customer to prepare an accurate personal income tax return. Not to worry, the IRS trains you and certifies that you have passed the test to prepare taxes.

Volunteer tax preparers help low-moderate income persons learn about financial security.

We are also in the need of:

Volunteer Greeters who are responsible to screen all customers making sure all necessary documentation has been brought to the tax site.

Tax Savings Specialists will support tax preparers by promoting options to clients to consider savings, financial education, and financial coaching.

Last year CAHS' VITA Coalition electronically filed 16,000+ tax returns.

The free tax centers operate in various locations in New Haven, Bridgeport, Stratford, Norwalk, Stamford, Norwich, Danbury, Waterbury, Thomaston.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours a week during tax season
  • Basic computer skills are necessary

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