Help low-income families move out of poverty


(39.89767,-75.3121)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

310 Amosland RoadHolmes, PA 19043

About

For many low-income families their tax refund is the largest check they receive throughout the year. By volunteering only 3-4 hours a week during tax season, you alone can return over $30,000 to local working families! PathWays PA is looking for volunteers during the day, afternoons, evenings or Saturdays. No tax experience is required; free IRS-certified tax training is provided. Through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers will file tax returns, bringing thousands of dollars back to low-income working families; become an IRS-certified tax preparer; and get their own tax return filed for free. Requirements: Successfully pass open book IRS certification exam on required tax law knowledge Prepare federal & state returns. Conduct thorough interview with tax filer to obtain necessary information to prepare accurate return Review returns prepared by other volunteers to ensure accuracy Treat tax clients with respect and maintain their privacy & confidentiality Provide information about other programs, such as financial education & counseling, FAFSA, SNAP (food stamps), LIHEAP (energy assistance), and healthcare enrollment that tax filers may be able to utilize. Commit to a set schedule of 3-4 hours each week during tax season to assist our tax clients. (January 26-April 15 th) Locations: Multiple locations available throughout Philadelphia and Delaware County Benefit to Volunteers: Learn new skills that will benefit you beyond the VITA Program and make you more marketable Become an IRS certified preparer Help people access their full refunds and federal and state tax credits Save filers hundreds of dollars in tax preparation fees Gain a sense of pride as you provide a valuable service to the community Participate in an enjoyable and rewarding experience Investing your time in our VITA program is an investment in your local families and communities!

Skills

  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours per week during tax season
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