October 12, 2016

Help Your Community by Becoming a Tax Volunteer

If you have some free time and want to pitch in and help out in your community, think about becoming a tax volunteer. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs need volunteers for next year’s tax season. Volunteers help prepare tax returns for low-income and elderly taxpayers. Here’s what you should know: Volunteer hours are flexible and volunteers usually spend about three to five hours each week between January and April helping out. Volunteer sites are available in communities around the country and are usually in neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other similar places. You can request to work specifically with military families and help those who serve our country. The IRS provides specialized training and materials and will teach you how to prepare basic tax returns. To learn more about volunteering, contact our office or visit IRS.gov and type “tax volunteer” in the search box. Tip courtesy of IRS.gov