Help Your Community File Accurate Income Taxes As a Volunteer Tax Preparer!

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Community Action Marin







Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program:

Tax Preparer Volunteer



Purpose:

The tax preparer volunteer will interview taxpayers using the IRS intake form and provide free tax return preparation services to eligible taxpayers.



To Apply Contact Us At:

Volunteer Services - volunteer@camarin.org

or

Apply at our Website - https://camarin.org/get-involved/volunteer/



Responsibilities and duties:

Provide quality tax return preparation services to taxpayers who qualify for assistance.

Enter tax information into the appropriate software, obtain E-file authorization, and prepare taxes within certification level and within the scope of the VITA program.

Adhere to IRS Quality Site Requirements, including maintaining taxpayer privacy and confidentiality standards, and code of conduct.

Interview taxpayers virtually and/or in person and utilize available resources to assist taxpayers.

Communicate with individuals in a respectful manner and responsive approach to different beliefs and practices, sexual orientations, disabilities, gender identities, ages, cultural preferences, language needs, and other state and federal and protected state statutes.

Attend and obtain tax law certification and any additional IRS training certifications.

Observe taxes being prepared before working directly with taxpayers.



Time Commitment:

Dates for 2022: Fridays 9:00 am to 12:30pm and/or 12:30 pm to 4:00pm:

January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15



Required Skills and Qualifications:

Skills:

Ability to engage with the public in a positive and productive way.

Provide necessary support to the VITA team with a dedication to the Agency's mission and vision.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Complete all IRS training requirements: Volunteer Standards of Conduct, Intake/Interview and Quality Review, the Volunteer Certification System, and the Tax Law Certification.

Computer literate: Microsoft Office, IRS-approved applications and software, and Windows operating systems.



Qualifications:

Maintain and/or obtain advanced tax law certification.

Proficient in English; and proficiency in Spanish desired.

Desire to develop and expand knowledge of tax preparation services.

Adapt well to a dynamic, fast-paced environment and work effectively with a team.

Tax experience is not required.



Volunteer Benefits:

Assist community members with filing income taxes and receiving tax credits and deductions where they meet qualifications.

Assist Community Action Marin with their mission of "whole-family approach".

Agency provides laptop.

Free IRS Certified Training.

Potential to obtain up to 14 credits of Continuing Education.

Letters of reference (volunteers with long-term commitments).



Location:

Community Action Marin main office: 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903

Virtual Opportunities are available.



Reasonable Accommodations:

This opportunity may involve physical demands (e.g., climbing stairs, carrying, lifting, etc.) because these actions are an essential function to the role. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to accommodate individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform essential functions.

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About Community Action Marin

Location:

555 Northgate Drive, Suite 201, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision: All of us in Marin have an equal opportunity to live our lives with dignity and respect. Mission: We make it possible for people to achieve well-being by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all. Promise: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. What We Do: We strive to improve stability, quality of life and community connection through a variety of different social services that provide the foundation to develop and sustain life skills. Our programs support clients through financial management, career coaching, free and affordable child care support, energy assistance, better nutrition, advocacy and support for families living with mental illness and overall pathways to self-sufficiency for those of low-income living in Marin. Our services are unique and broad and we are available to provide a sense of relief and guidance to our clients and have designed our services to address their needs holistically and personally.Community Action Marin's programs include: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS: Emergency Family Needs Fund, Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT: Marin Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, Marin Community Child Development Centers, Central Kitchen, Bolinas Children's Center FINANCIAL EDUCATION & TAX PREPARATION: Sparkpoint Marin, VITA MENTAL HEALTH: Peer Mental Health Program, Patients Rights Advocate, Family Partnership Program CARE: Homeless Outreach Team Each program/center offers volunteer and employment opportunities geared toward specific program needs. Email us today and let us know how you want to get involved: calexandre@camarin.org

Description

OUR VISION: All of us in Marin have an equal opportunity to live our lives with dignity and respect.

PROMISE: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

What We Do:

We strive to improve stability, quality of life and community connection through a variety of different social services that provide the foundation to develop and sustain life skills. Our programs support clients through financial management, career coaching, free and affordable child care support, energy assistance, better nutrition, advocacy and support for families living with mental illness and overall pathways to self-sufficiency for those of low-income living in Marin. Our services are unique and broad and we are available to provide a sense of relief and guidance to our clients and have designed our services to address their needs holistically and personally. Community Action Marin's programs include:

    • BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
    • EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
    • FINANCIAL EDUCATION & TAX PREPARATION
    • MENTAL HEALTH
    • CARE: Homeless Outreach Team

Community

WHEN

Fri Jan 28, 2022 - Fri Apr 15, 2022
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

555 Northgate Drive, Suite 201San Rafael, CA 94903

(38.00041,-122.54372)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Transactions

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every Friday from January 28 to April 15.
  • Prior tax experience not required. Online training provided.

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