Volunteer Tax Reviewer

Published

08/31/2018

Start Date

01/26/2019

End Date

04/15/2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

2610 University Ave W, Ste. 450
Saint Paul
MN
55114
United States

Description

Prepare + Prosper and its volunteers work with low- to moderate-income people to build financial well-being through free tax preparation and financial services, products, and coaching, and by changing systems to create economic opportunity. In 2017, 532 volunteers prepared taxes for 12,648 people who received $24.7 million in refunds, and 984 people saved $1.54 million of their refunds.


What will I be doing as a TAX REVIEWER?

All tax returns completed by Prepare + Prosper (P+P) volunteers go through a quality review process—this makes P+P top notch in the field of free tax preparation. Volunteer reviewers provide thorough on-site checks of all tax returns prepared by P+P’s volunteer tax preparers, thus ensuring that every customer receives top quality service.


Role and responsibilities:

  • Review state and federal tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers using software called TaxSlayer
  • Correct any mistakes made by the preparer to ensure accuracy of all returns
  • Compile completed return packet to be given back to customer
  • Provide support and leadership to other volunteers, answering tax questions as needed
  • Work cooperatively with staff and other volunteers to deliver high-quality service to customers


Skills required:

  • Strong background in individual income tax required, with knowledge of low-income tax preferred
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to provide feedback to other volunteers in a clear and supportive manner
  • Experience with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preferred
  • Enjoy working in a diverse ethnic and socio-economic environment
  • Computer proficient


Timeline and Commitment:

  1. November or December 2018: Attend a volunteer info session
  2. December - January: Attend 22 - 25 hours of in-person and online classroom training, and pass open-book IRS certification exams
  3. January 26 - April 15, 2019: Volunteer one, four hour shift per week and impact the lives of your community!


Locations: P+P operates 8 tax sites across the Twin Cities metro area, with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington and Hopkins. Volunteers select a tax site that is convenient to work, home, or school. Our main office is in St. Paul off of University Avenue near the intersection University Avenue West & Highway 280.


INTERESTED? Sign up for a volunteer info session here:

https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1111754443

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@prepareandprosper.org
http://www.prepareandprosper.org/volunteer

Interested? Join us for an info session to learn more! Sign up here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1111754443


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