Volunteer with SEVCA- Recruiting community members to help with tax program

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) will provide free tax preparation for lower income taxpayers for the 2022 tax filing season through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  SEVCA is now recruiting volunteers to help as many families as possible claim the tax credits and refunds available to them. A volunteer orientation meeting will be held in the fall at our SEVCA’s main office, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT.  
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who are low to moderate income, persons with disabilities, 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. 
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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, or a full day or more as necessary from the last week in January – April filing deadline.  Although prior tax preparation experience is not necessary, a commitment to training and certification is required.  Training sessions will be held in Westminster beginning in mid-October and at your convenience using online IRS self study training materials.  Continuing on-site training and supervision is provided during the tax preparation season by the SEVCA Tax Site Coordinator.
To learn how you can make a difference in your community by becoming a VITA volunteer contact Leslie Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 722-4575, ext. 1603.

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