Volunteers Needed to Help Prepare for 2015 Tax Season

St. Lucie County is currently looking for volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and/or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE to provide free tax help for the upcoming tax season.
St. Lucie County in partnership with the IRS is currently looking for volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and/or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), which is offered through AARP to provide free tax help for the upcoming tax filing season. Assisting local residents can be rewarding and serves a vital role in the community.

Volunteering can be exciting, educational and enjoyable. Reasons you may want to sign up to help:

  • Free online tax law training provided by the IRS for both advanced and beginner preparers
  • Flexible volunteer hours and time commitments 
  • No experience needed
  • Math skills are not a requirement because the software does the work
  • Various volunteer tasks available to match your interests

The VITA and TCE programs offers free tax help to people with low-to-moderate income that need assistance preparing their own tax returns. Those seeking help may include people with disabilities, single-parent households, senior citizens and more. Many sites are also able to assist those for whom English is a second language.  During the 2014 filing season, nearly 92,000 volunteers prepared more than 3.3 million returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide. This assistance allowed many low-to-moderate income households to keep more of their limited resources.

Volunteers are trained to help filers take advantage of tax credits to ensure they have the maximum return allowed under the tax code.

For more information or to register call 772-462-1777 or email: comm_info@stlucieco.org

 

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