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VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
People helping people - tax return preparation assistance and financial education - to keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their pockets at tax time.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our primary tax preparation season has been interrupted, but will run until the new filing deadline, July 15, 2020. We seek to have new volunteers come on-board by mid-October 2020 to receive training materials, attend training sessions and complete certification(s) for the 2021 tax preparation season. More information is available on our websites, vitaloveland.org and makechangenoco.org.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Larimer County needs volunteers to prepare taxes, provide site support, and translation assistance. Training is provided, no experience needed.

Tax Preparers: While some volunteers have experience in accounting or tax law, everyone is welcome. Our comprehensive training program using IRS certification focuses on individual taxes for low-income and elderly filers.

Site Support: It takes more than volunteer tax preparers to keep our sites running. Volunteer to greet and orient clients or to provide administrative and operational support at a tax site.

Translators: Volunteers needed with Spanish language expertise. Assist tax preparers in collecting required information and clarifying questions related to tax return preparation and explanation of the results. For more information specific to Fort Collins: 970-599-1765 or vitafortcollins@gmail.com. For more information specific to Loveland: 970-599-1794 or vitaloveland@gmail.com.

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About VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Location:

POSTAL ADDRESS ONLY, P.O. Box 7096, Loveland, CO 80537, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is two-fold: 1. To provide free income tax return preparation assistance year-round, for people whose income level, age or disability makes it unnecessary or impractical to seek paid professional assistance. 2. To offer financial capability support in collaboration with other agencies in the United Way Community Impact Partnership - Working Families Thrive.

Description

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has been in existence for 50 years, offering free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance. VITA volunteers help prepare tax returns for taxpayers with disabilities, those with low- to moderate-income, the homebound, non-English speaking persons and the elderly.

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and undergo a comprehensive training program. Tax preparers must pass annual certifying exams to prove their understanding of relevant tax laws and proficiency of e-filing and tax preparation methods using IRS-approved software.

Volunteers may work at established sites in Fort Collins, Loveland and Windsor and at "mobile" sites within Larimer and Weld counties.

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Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple Sites in Loveland & Fort CollinsLoveland - Fort Collins Metro and Rural Areas, CO 80537

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours per week, Feb 1 through mid-April
  • Approx. 20 hours self-study and class training in December and January

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