Tax Preparer — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Temporary, Internship
United Way of Santa Barbara County

United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking additional volunteers to join the VITA program as Tax Preparers. You will assist individuals and families by accurately preparing their tax returns, identifying eligible credits and deductions, and ensuring compliance with tax regulations.

United Way of Santa Barbara County is committed to supporting its volunteers and will provide free IRS training and certification, both in person and online, starting January 2024.This volunteer-driven initiative plays a crucial role in helping local households with limited income receive the tax support they need.

The VITA program, accessible to Santa Barbara County residents earning $67,000 or less annually, has been instrumental in securing over $2 million in refunds for more than 3,000 local households each year. IRS-certified volunteers in the program assist clients in reviewing tax documents, preparing necessary paperwork and filing returns with the IRS.

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