Food Bank Tax Preparer: Tax Assistance Program


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Dec 22, 2016 - Tue Apr 18, 2017

Where

Various NYC LocationsNew York, NY 10038


About

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Food Bank For New York City’s free citywide tax assistance and financial services program helps low-income families and individuals take a significant step from food poverty toward self-sufficiency. And we rely on volunteers to support this impactful anti-poverty work. In the last 15 years, Food Bank’s tax program has put more than $1 billion back into the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers who are unable to afford expensive accountants and tax services. Through the support of IRS certified volunteer tax preparers, Food Bank is able to offer the same expertise and professionalism - free of charge.

Transition your financial skills into goodwill, and help thousands of low income New Yorkers receive free tax refunds and credits that can stabilize their lives and while bringing in more funds into New York City. In 2016 alone, each volunteer secured an average of $35,000 in refunds for New Yorkers in need.

If you are interested in participating in the upcoming 2017 tax season, please visit http://volunteer.foodbanknyc.org/taxes.

Requirements

Volunteers commit to a weekly shift (at least 3 hours per week) from January through April at one of our partner sites throughout the five boroughs. Follow these easy steps below to become a tax preparation volunteer:

  1. Create a volunteer account on our website.
  2. Pass the basic or advanced level Link & Learn exam on the IRS website anytime between November and early January, and email us your test results: IRS Form 13615.
  3. We'll confirm receipt of your results & send you a link to sign up for training.
  4. After training, you'll receive your site placement according to your preferences & become a certified volunteer tax preparer!
  5. Once you've been trained, you'll commit to a weekly shift at a tax site in manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island where you'll be a resource for clients to depend on for the tax season from January until April.

Upon completion of the program, all volunteers will receive a certificate from the IRS recognizing their contribution. Eligible students may also receive school credit.

Upon completion of the program, all volunteers will receive a certificate from the IRS recognizing their contribution. Eligible students may also receive school credit.

About the Food Bank

Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. As one of the country's largest food banks, our mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts - food distribution, income support and nutrition education - all strategically guided by its research.

Have questions?

Email us at taxvolunteer@foodbanknyc.org

Skills

  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Financial Literacy

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 3 hour weekly shift

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