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VITA Tax Preparer - DeSoto County

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United Way Suncoast

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free federal tax return preparation to low-income families and individuals. During the 2020 Tax Season, United Way Suncoast and its partners completed over 13,500 tax returns. With sites located in Desoto County, volunteers who serve as Tax Preparers are instrumental in the success of VITA each year. United Way Suncoast, our partners, and our dedicated volunteer coalition believe that households earning less than $66,000 in 2019 should not pay $200 or more for assistance completing their tax return. This is why we are determined to increase the number of Suncoast families that access a free and quality tax return through the VITA Program, and we need your help!

As a VITA Tax Preparer, you will help our families money by preparing their tax return for free: use client provided information to complete the return accurately, utilize IRS resources and site coordinator’s assistance to resolve issues, answer questions and communicate important information to the client, and maintain the integrity of the VITA program by following IRS standards.

Previous experience with VITA and/or tax preparation welcomed, but not required. You will receive free training to become an IRS-certified volunteer and make a huge difference in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a tax preparer, you can register directly using this link: https://forms.gle/ZerUQcgTwqRWZjRs7.

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About United Way Suncoast


5201 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609, US

Mission Statement

To provide leadership that improves lives and creates lasting community change by mobilizing the caring people of our communities to give, advocate, and volunteer. Serves DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.


United Way Suncoast Strategic Plan is to " Break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families."

Working together with volunteers, agency partners, community leaders and key stakeholders, the plan focuses on three priority impact areas:
  • Early Literacy - If a child isn’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, s/he is four times more likely to drop out of school.
  • Youth Success - A child who doesn’t graduate from high school earns 75% less than peers who do.
  • Financial Stability - Building financial knowledge and employability skills help create more stable and secure households and communities.

In addition, we will continue funding aligned Support Services (health, food, shelter, etc) to help hard working individuals and families move past immediate crisis that may prevent them from participating in United Way programs that address their long-term needs.

People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


310 West Whidden StArcadia, FL 34266


  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Problem Solving
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitments vary. Most volunteers commit to a 4-hour shift weekly from mid-January to April 15.
  • Volunteers must complete IRS certification (free training provided) and attend orientation sessions with IRS and United Way Suncoast.

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