Looking for ways to support your community?
IRC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation services all over the country.
With proper training, with the IRC, you will provide free tax services to lower-income families, in the Phoenix area, who need the extra support and guidance when filing their tax returns.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
- Ensure the taxpayer has brought the required documents for tax return completion. (e.g. valid photo identification, Social Security card(s), W-2, 1099, 1095, prior year’s return, etc.)
- Prepare and provide high-quality tax returns to all taxpayers. Interview taxpayers using Form 13614-C, Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet, to determine if all income, deductions, and allowable credits are claimed.
- Conduct a quality review on all returns, using the Quality Review Checklist found in Publication 4012. Provide feedback to volunteer preparers explaining identified errors captured during quality review and instructions for making the necessary corrections.
For these volunteer positions, you will be required to travel to our IRC office in Glendale or a local tax preparation site once a week. You will have the option to come in on Tuesday's from 2:00pm - 7:00pm OR Thursday's from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
While this is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, you will be able to build relationships with community members, learn new skills, and save tax payers an average of $300 in tax preparation fees.
For any additional questions, please send us an email at: [email protected].