Great Opportunity to Help your Neighbors!

Volunteer for SEVCA’s Free Tax Assistance Program

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) will provide free tax preparation for lower income taxpayers for the 2018 tax filing season through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. In order to help as many families as possible claim the tax credits and refunds available to them, SEVCA is now recruiting volunteers to work at sites in White River Junction, Windsor, and Westminster during tax season. Potential volunteers are urged to attend one of these Volunteer Orientation meetings:

  • Tuesday, November 14th at 3:00 pm at SEVCA’s main office, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT.
  • Either 2:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17th at the Kilton Public Library Community Room, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH. Parking is available in the lot behind the building and on Tracy Street. Please do not park in the Mascoma Savings Bank lot, or the H&R Block Plaza lot next to the library.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who have low to moderate income, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free federal and state income tax return preparation with electronic filing.

Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll receive specialized training from a certified VITA instructor plus IRS online courses. We are looking for individuals who are willing and able to commit 3 to 4 hours per week from January 30 – April 10, 2018. Although prior tax preparation experience is not necessary, a commitment to training and certification is required. Training sessions will be held in Westminster during December & January and at your convenience using online IRS self-study training materials. Continuing on-site training and supervision is provided during the tax preparation season.

To learn how you can make a difference in your community by joining a great group of dedicated VITA volunteers, please contact Leslie Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 722-4575, ext. 199.

 

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VITA volunteers practicing tax prep skills

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