Help us fight poverty by keeping money in the pockets of Maryland households who most need it! Tax Volunteers are trained and IRS certified to provide free tax preparation services for working families, helping them avoid costly tax prep fees and make the most of tax time credits.
Prepare tax returns for clients at sites in Baltimore and across the state of Maryland & review tax documents
Connect clients to meaningful savings opportunities like U.S. Savings Bonds
Must successfully complete free tax preparation training & pass IRS certification test
Must maintain client confidentiality
Ability to build rapport & discuss sensitive financial information with care
No prior tax experience is required
A minimum of three 4-6 hour volunteer shifts during tax season (January to April)
Tax Volunteers are required to attend 3 training sessions totaling roughly 12 hours
Training takes place virtually over Zoom during January
Both new and returning Tax Volunteers must pass an open-book IRS certification exam
Gain professional skills while helping Maryland families boost their financial stability!
Free tax law and tax preparation training, culminating in official IRS certification
Support from trained tax professionals
Professional development and networking opportunities