Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2500 S. Washington Ave.Lansing, MI 48910


Last year AIC volunteers prepared over 4,500 returns and refunded nearly $4.3 million back to families in Mid-Michigan!

You do not need any experience with taxes or accounting to volunteer as a tax preparer. AIC will provide training and certification through the IRS for FREE. We offer in person training sessions and online as well and will be starting orientation soon.

Tax preparation-Tax Preparers must pass the certification test on required tax law to be certified at Basic (easy), Advanced (complex), and Specialty Certification levels. We recommend all new volunteers to certify to the basic level. Tax Preparers conduct proper intake interviews to clarify the financial situation of clients and ensure all allowable credits are claimed when preparing a return. Tax Preparers are encouraged to contact the Site Coordinator or a Quality Reviewer for assistance if needed. Once a Tax Preparer has completed all fields required for the tax return they forward the document to a Quality Reviewer to assure all documents and information is correct before submission.

Please if you would like to volunteer do not hesitate to contact us!


  • Customer Service
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week per 10 weeks ( Feb-April 15)
  • Computer Literate

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