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Volunteering Shouldn't Be Taxing! Tax Help for VITA site needed in Superior

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ORGANIZATION: Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc

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The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax return preparation for low and moderate income households meeting specific guidelines. A great deal of our capacity is provided by our dedicated volunteers with support and training provided by our knowledgeable employees, experienced volunteers, and the IRS.

VITA Tax Return volunteers assist clients in the preparation and submission of federal and state tax returns.

VITA ensures that clients get the maximum refund back without having to pay expensive tax prep fees or be subject to predatory refund-anticipation loans.

VITA volunteers are up to the challenge of learning the ins and outs of tax preparation, enjoy puzzling out tax problems collaboratively, and work hard to support our clients in tax filing.

Volunteers can serve as Greeters or Tax Preparers and are asked to commit to:
- participation in virtual training offered starting in November with Greeters having a total of 3-5 hours of content and Tax Preparers having a total of 15-20 hours. Set your own pace and support is readily available.
- completion of an IRS certification exam with support provided by our experienced staff and volunteers.
- a commitment of a minimum of 1 day per week from January to April (about 14 weeks). With flexible scheduling to choose when you will volunteer.

People love volunteering for VITA because they
- help families stay in their homes, put food on the table, and save for the future.
- engage in gratifying volunteer work-interact directly with the people you are helping and see the immediate impact of your work.
- take on a new challenge. Becoming tax certified is a great mental challenge for those who want to learn something new, gain valuable experience in preparing income tax returns and encountering various tax issues.
- develop/refine client counseling skills in a protected environment.
- gain leadership skills, resume experience, and network with others.

What if I'm not a finance/numbers person? It's okay! Training and reference materials are provided, taxes are prepared with easy-to-use software, knowledgeable volunteers and staff are always on hand to help if you have questions, and all returns are quality reviewed for accuracy.

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About Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc

Location:

623 2nd Avenue East, Ashland, WI 54806, US

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life by providing resources and services within our communities.

Description

NWCSA is a non-profit corporation operating in a 5 county area of Northwestern Wisconsin. The goal of NWCSA is to promote self-sufficiency of the low income.

Our offices in Superior and Ashland, WI offers Homeless Services, Permanent Supportive Housing, Domestic Violence Rapid Rehousing, Free Tax Return Preparation, RSVP (a volunteer program for those 55+), coordinated entry and many other services.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Community, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1118 Tower AvenueSuperior, WI 54880

SKILLS

  • Financial Literacy
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open for 14 weeks from January to April yearly. Training, self guided, begins in November. Minimum commitment is one day per week during the tax season.
  • Working as a team. Being able to utilize web-based program to data enter in tax information. Training provided. Work with an experience preparer until ready to solo.

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