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 spread across Pinellas 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 2020 should not pay over $200 for a simple 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 the VITA Tax Preparer, you will be responsible for preparing tax returns at an advanced level for low-to-moderate-income individuals. These returns are then checked by the Site Coordinator for accuracy and submission to the IRS.
Previous experience with VITA and/or tax preparation welcomed, but not required. Free training on tax preparation and required IRS specifications is provided. Must be organized, friendly, comfortable using technology, and able to use provided resources to problem solve.
Tax Preparer will work in a fast-paced environment while displaying a supportive and professional disposition with diverse populations.
5201 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609, US
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.
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Pinellas CountySaint Petersburg, FL33712
November 2, 2020
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Orientation or Training
The exact amount time required depends on volunteer schedules. Commitments range daily depending on site locations, and typically involve 4-hour commitments throughout January through April. Site availabilities average between 6-15 hours per week. Th
Must attend and complete Advanced VITA Certification, Two Orientation sessions