Become a vital part of the Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) program and contribute to a significant impact by providing assistance with free tax preparation. VITA provides essential tax support to individuals earning $67,000 or less in 2023. Our team of IRS-certified volunteers is dedicated to offering free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing for eligible individuals. Join us in making a difference!
Training and Certification:
United Way of Santa Barbara County will provide training and certification throughout the month of January 2024 (online self-paced training also available).
Training Dates via Zoom
Time: Jan 6, 2024 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
VITA Operational Period: February to April 2024.
Volunteer positions available:
Site Greeter: Site Greeter will welcome incoming tax assistance clients, provide directions for completing intake forms, and direct/manage traffic flow at the VITA sites. Volunteers must be bilingual (Spanish and English speaking). This position does not require IRS Certification but volunteers must complete the IRS Standards of Conduct Exam.
Tax Preparer: Tax Preparers will assist tax assistance clients to file their income taxes and answer general tax questions at the VITA sites. Preparers will receive training to become IRS Certified tax preparers. This position requires IRS Certification.
Tax Reviewer: Tax Reviewers will check tax returns for accuracy before final submission to the IRS at various sites in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Tax Reviewers must be IRS Certified as advanced tax preparers and have prior related experience. This position requires IRS Certification.
Your commitment as a VITA volunteer is crucial in making a positive impact on our community. Sign up using the link below now to help financially empower those in need!