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2022 VITA Volunteer Tax Prep - No tax experience necessary!

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Food Bank For New York City

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Food Bank For New York City’s free citywide tax assistance program helps low-income families and individuals take a significant step from food poverty toward self-sufficiency. In the last 15 years, Food Bank’s tax program has put more than $1 billion back into the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers. We rely on dedicated volunteers to support this work. Last year, 300 volunteers helped prepare returns for thousands of filers!

We will be offering three models of tax filing services for Tax Season 2022: CONTACTLESS IN-PERSON (working onsite alongside other volunteers to file returns dropped off in advance by clients), SOCIAL DISTANCED IN-PERSON (working onsite alongside volunteers to file returns brought in day of by clients), and VIRTUAL (serving remotely from your personal computer to file returns submitted virtually by clients).

Whether you have professional financial experience, are studying in a related field, or are excited to gain new skills, we want YOUR help this tax season! Food Bank For New York City provides free training and IRS tax certification to allow volunteers of all backgrounds to get involved.

As a volunteer tax preparer with Food Bank, you will:

  • Return an average of$57,000 in refundsto low-income New Yorkers to help put the next meal on the table.
  • ObtainFREE IRS tax certification and transferrable financial skills.
  • Choose between Contactless In-Person and Virtual VITA shifts, with options available six days a week.
  • Build relationshipswith members of your community and fellow tax volunteers at weekly sessions from January-April.
  • Receive a certificate of completion from the IRS and reference letter from Food Bank.
Join us for our Tax Prep Virtual Info Session on Wednesday, Janaury 5 @12pm: https://2022foodbankvitakickoff3.eventbrite.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VITA PROGRAM:
https://foodbanknyc.org/vita

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About Food Bank For New York City

Location:

39 Broadway, Floor 10, New York, NY 10006, US

Mission Statement

To end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. For volunteer opportunities, please visit us at http://volunteer.foodbanknyc.org/

Description

Founded in 1983, Food Bank For New York City operates the country's largest food bank, providing community food programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City with food, related products and support services. Today we distribute more than 51 million pounds of food every year to over 1,200 community-based programs that serve free meals to the City's hungry. These programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, senior centers, low-income day care centers and other nonprofit programs that reach out to people in need of food. Operating out of our Bronx-based warehouse Food Bank For New York City collects, inspects, and distributes millions of pounds of food. Food Bank For New York City also provides support services to the City's emergency food providers by hosting nutrition and food safety workshops, networking sessions and other education initiatives. We use our central role in the City's anti-hunger effort to provide legislators, advocates and the media with information about hunger in the City so that they may formulate effective policy and heighten public awareness of this important issue. Food Bank For New York City is a certified member of the Second Harvest National Food Bank Network.

Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Financial Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Service Assistance

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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