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Tax Clinic Volunteer

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Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

  • 5 people are interested

Position Summary:

The VITA Tax Volunteer works with individuals and families to assist them in preparing
their tax returns using the tax-software TaxSlayer. Volunteers serve as a trusted, no-cost
resource, ensuring customers file correctly and receive the support and resources needed
to file their taxes.

Essential Functions & Duties:

  • Prepare and review state and federal tax returns using tax software
  • Assist overall clinic operations by screening participants, scheduling appointments, andanswering questions
  • Team-oriented, able to work cooperatively with staff and other volunteers
  • Ability to abide by all confidentiality policies and procedures
  • Attend all tax-law training sessions and successfully attain IRS-tax law certification(training and coaching is provided to ensure success)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

* Must be at least 18 years of age
* High school diploma/GED/equivalent is required
* Desire to learn how to complete IRS and MN Income Tax forms (no experience required)

Abilities & Skills:

In order to be successful in this position, the volunteer will at minimum need to possess the
following abilities and skills:
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient with technology and working with computers
  • Must be comfortable interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, education, economicstatus, and culture
  • Fluency in English language (written and spoken). Bilingual in Hmong, Karen, Nepali, Somali, Spanish or another language desired
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Time Commitment:
  • 10-15 hours of IRS and Minnesota tax law training (provided online).
  • Complete training during December 2021 or January 2022
  • Successful completion of IRS-Tax Law Certification after training (coaching provided)
  • A minimum of 3-hours per week time commitment, February 1-April 16, 2022
Tax Clinic Schedule:
  • Our tax clinic will be operational 2 days per week, either from 8am-11am or 4pm-7pm
  • Limited remote work is available for administrative work, but most volunteers will be preparing or reviewing returns in person at our office at 450 Syndicate Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

Benefits of Volunteering: Become an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistant. Gain
real life experience preparing and reviewing federal and state taxes, and hands-on
experience with a professional tax preparation software program and professional
networking. Knowledge that you are helping families thrive!

Physical Requirements: Normal office exertion required.

Mental Requirements: This position requires the ability to prioritize and manage multiple
tasks.

Safety: Responsible for conducting all duties in a safe manner.

Affirmative Action: Responsible for following an affirmative action plan as set forth and
signed by the Board of Directors.

2 Shifts

  • Tue Feb 01, 2022 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    This shift will be Tuesdays and Thursdays during the months of February, March, and April 2022
  • Tue Feb 01, 2022 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    This shift will be Tuesdays and Thursdays during the months of February, March, and April 2022
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

Location:

450 North Syndicate, Saint Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Community Action Partnership is to reduce the causes of poverty and its impact on people's lives on our community.

Description

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is part of a national nonprofit network that helps 17 million low-income Americans annually achieve economioc security. Closer to home, we help low-income households in Ramsey and Washington counties achieve success each year.

For over 50 years, Community Action has provided a local, flexible, single point of entry for programs that life people up. Whether it's early childhood education, transportation, saving for a home, getting an education or raising awareness, we strive to help people become independent and have a voice in our community - and to make America a better place to live.

At Community Action, we continously stay in touch with the needs of our community, looking for new ideas and new understandings about the issues that low-income individuals and families face.

Volunteers: We match volunteers with opportunities that are meaningful and meet their scheduling needs. By helping those in need, our volunteers develop new skills, gain practical and rewarding experience, build teams, and promote active community participation. Volunteers at Community Action reach out, help people become more self-sufficient, and change people's lives - one person, one family, one neighbor at a time. https://caprw.org/take-action/volunteer.html

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WHEN

Tue Feb 01, 2022 - Sat Apr 16, 2022
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

450 North Syndicate St.Saint Paul, MN 55104

(44.95488,-93.15346)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Planning
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Mathematics
  • Financial Service Assistance

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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