Guide refugees and immigrant communities through the tax preparation process
Background and description: The IRC’s Program Quality and Innovation Unit assists offices which help newly arrived refugees and other low-income individuals reach self-sufficiency by finding entry-level employment and progress to living wage jobs; learn basic financial management skills and build assets; start small businesses; and access Earned Income Tax Credit. Under the supervision of the Tax Site Coordinator:
- Virtual Volunteer Tax Screener will conduct a quality review on tax returns prepared to ensure every taxpayer receives top quality service and that tax returns are error free.
- Virtual Volunteer Tax Preparers will provide free, professional tax preparation services for clients through IRC’s National Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
- Virtual Volunteer Tax Quality Reviewers will conduct a quality review on tax returns prepared to ensure every taxpayer receives top quality service and that tax returns are error free.
Volunteers can provide support from anywhere in the United States. The program is offering services to clients in in Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO and Elizabeth, NJ. The IRC’s goal is to assist 4,000 taxpayers in preparing their returns in a safe, culturally, and linguistically appropriate manner—remotely.
Commitment: January- April 2021 between 3-15 hours per week. Volunteer will need to supply their own home workspace, computer, internet access, etc.
Interested in applying for a volunteer position? Click on the links above and apply.