Town and Village

SEVCA is recruiting VITA tax volunteers

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) will provide free tax preparation for lower income taxpayers for the 2024 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. They are looking for individuals who are willing and able to commit to at least three hours per week, or at least 30 hours total from the last week in January to the middle of April.

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who have low to moderate income, persons with disabilities, 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," organizers say in a news release. "Although prior tax preparation experience is not necessary, a commitment to training and certification is required; and don't worry, there won't be much math!"

For more information, contact Emily Strasser at [email protected] or 802-722-4575, ext. 1603.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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