VITA Tax Team Volunteer

Published

10/18/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

North County Lifeline
200 Michigan Avenue
Vista
California
92084
United States

Description

Purpose: 

VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, provides free tax preparation to low income families and individuals with an emphasis on promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Volunteers will prepare, explain, and assist clients with tax returns and tax credits. All volunteers, regardless of tax preparation level, will receive free, IRS approved specialized training.


Worksite:

North County Lifeline, Vista Campus


Key Responsibilities:

  • Become certified tax preparers (training provided)
  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels available
  • Minimum level required: Basic
  • Prepare and explain tax returns
  • Promote financial literacy services
  • Provide quality assurance
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor


Desired Attributes:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired, but not required
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Friendly, patient, and helpful demeanor
  • Flexible and adaptable


Time Commitment:

Schedule is flexible, although volunteers will need to attend required trainings. During Tax Season, the weekly schedule will be: Tuesdays (9am-4pm), Thursdays (2pm-8pm) and Saturdays (9am-4pm).


Benefits:            

Link and Learn IRS Certification

Free Trainings

Networking Opportunities

Professional development 


Security Checks:     TB Test, Drug Screening, and Live Scan Background Check

Reports to:      VITA Coordinator, at taxes@nclifeline.org

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups

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