IRS seeks tax volunteersSeptember 6th, 2012 by Rachel Pritchett
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to provide free tax help for low-income people or those who are seniors, are disabled or who have limited English skills.
No previous experience is required. Volunteers receive training.
Hours are flexible. Volunteers generally serve three or four hours a week in their communities from mid-January through the tax-filing deadline, April 15.
Volunteers who are veterans can choose to assist veterans.
Last year, 99,000 volunteers helped in the preparation of 3 million tax returns.
Participants in the IRS-led program include two groups, the Volunteer Income tax Assistance (VITA), and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE).
Additional information about volunteering is at irs.gov and searching for “tax volunteer. Those interested must submit form 14310, VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up, by email through the IRS website.