Volunteers Needed Now for 2019 Tax Season

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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY OCT 13, 2018

More than 500 volunteers are needed to train as volunteers to help low-to-moderate income families receive the benefits they have earned through its VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.

The VITA volunteer is responsible for preparing tax returns for low-to-moderate income individuals. These returns are then checked by a trained quality reviewer for accuracy and then submitted to the IRS. No tax experience is required. Free IRS-Certified training is provided! The Site Coordinator will receive IRS-sponsored training on income tax law for the types of returns that are within scope for the VITA program.

VITA volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, improve your skills, and make a big difference in the lives of thousands. VITA volunteers are frequently college students, actively working adults and retired or semi-retired individuals who enjoy the satisfaction of giving back, learning new skills and being able to volunteer while using their past life and work experience to help those in need.

With the help of VITA volunteers last tax season, the United Way Suncoast and its community partners completed over 19,000 returns. This equated over $16.5 million in refunds going back to the community to deserving individuals and families.

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