Volunteer, Community Tax Aid
Community Tax Aid, Inc. (CTA) is a nonprofit community service organization that provides free tax preparation for low-income individuals and families in New York City. We are the oldest free tax preparation service in the country.
Extremely complex tax rules, the high price of accountants, and the fear of owing money make it both difficult and scary for low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns.
At CTA, we offer training for our volunteers to guide these taxpayers through the filing process, and prepare and file the tax forms for them, all for free. We have locations in four boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens. We offer CPE credits for qualifying CPAs and Volunteer certificates to those who request them.
We are seeking responsible volunteers to assist our multiple locations from February through April. We provide necessary training, and have managers at each location review all tax returns. You can choose the volunteer location and days that are convenient for your schedule. We have opportunities during weekend days and weekday evenings.
good written/oral communication
previous tax experience is helpful but not required
strong attention to detail
second language skills a huge plus: Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, ASL
positive, flexible, and friendly personality
Good Match For
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