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112 East 3rd StreetOttumwa, IA 52501


Key responsibilities:

- Assist clients with identifying and gathering key documents to assist with tax preparation.

  • Including gathering bank statements, ordering tax transcripts, etc.

- Provide clients with needed assistance in filling out forms or complying with document requests.

- Prepare Federal and State returns needed to bring clients into filing compliance.

- Provide clients with basic record-keeping tips and pointers to assist client in being more successful going forward.

- Other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).


- Knowledge and experience of individual tax preparation.

- Strong computer skills.

- Pleasant, patient and dependable.

Training and Support:

- Volunteer will be trained on Iowa Legal Aid’s computer and telephone systems as well as office equipment.

- Volunteer will receive support and supervision from Iowa Legal Aid’s staff and/or AmeriCorps members.

Time Commitment:

- The time commitment will depend on the volunteer’s availability and Iowa Legal Aid’s needs.

Position Location:

- Majority of volunteer’s work will be done in the regional office during regular business hours.

- Iowa Legal Aid offices are located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.

Position Benefits:

- Work with dedicated, passionate and collegial staff and volunteers.

- Positively impact members of your community.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please visit the "Careers and Volunteers" page at www.iowalegalaid.org


  • ETC / Tax Assistance

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Knowledge and experience of individual tax preparation. Strong computer skills.
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