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IRC Denver VITA Volunteer Tax Quality Reviewer

Start date: Ongoing

Job Title: Volunteer Tax Quality Reviewer

Sector: Economic Empowerment

Location: Virtual

Employment Category: Volunteer

Start Date: January 2021

Number of volunteers needed: 22

BACKGROUND: The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. 

SCOPE OF WORK: The Volunteer Tax Quality Reviewer will conduct a quality review on tax returns prepared to ensure every taxpayer receives top quality service and that tax returns are error free. 

COMMITMENT: January- April 2021 between 3-15 hours per week. Volunteer will need to supply his/her own home workspace, computer, internet access, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Refer taxpayers with ‘out-of-scope’ returns to a professional return preparer.

Complete all IRC and IRS mandated trainings and certifications, including the Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSC) certification and Intake/Interview & Quality Review certification. Basic level certification is also needed (Advanced level certification preferred).

Review Publication 5299, Quality Review Refresher and Publication 5310, and VITA/TCE Tax Return Quality Review Job Aid

Conduct a quality review on all returns, using the Quality Review Checklist found in Publication 4012. Using the completed Form 13614-C and source documents, ensure all these items are consistent with the entries on the tax return.

Advise the taxpayer that he/she is ultimately responsible for the information on the return before asking the taxpayer to sign Form 8879 or the tax return. Explain to the taxpayer that signing the return certifies that the taxpayer has examined the return, including all the forms and schedules for accuracy, and they are signing the return under penalty of perjury.

Provide feedback to volunteer preparers explaining identified errors captured during quality review and instructions for making the necessary corrections.

REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma required.  .

No previous experience as a VITA volunteer required – IRC will provide the required training for the program per IRC’s and the IRS’s policies.

Excellent customer service skills, including experience working with a diverse client base;

Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail;

High level of computer literacy;

High level of comfort and effectiveness in working with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams;

Strong commitment to economic empowerment of low-income and underserved populations;

Ability to speak in other languages a plus.

Go through an IRC background check

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

In light of COVID-19 and the dynamic situation across the world, this opportunity will be a home-based, remote work assignment (instead of office-based).

Commitment to a regular schedule is preferable, though schedule can be flexible per your other commitments

TO APPLY

 

Complete our online application https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer/    Please enter the name of this position "VITA Volunteer Tax Screener"  when asked for the top three positions that interest you.

You will be contacted for an interview soon after we receive your application.

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